Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sean Quigley Takes Bermuda 10K

Sean Quigley at the 2008 Olympic Trials.A bit more than two weeks after opening the year with a victory in Central Park, Sean continued his winning ways at last weekend’s Bermuda Festival of Races. Sean won the 10K in 29:35, beating Kenyan Joel Mully by 2 seconds. Haron Lagat (29:52) and Rob Koborsi (29:58) also broke 30:00 on the extremely hilly course.

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Lineth Chepkurui Takes Armed Forces XC Title

Lineth en route to victory in Nyahururu.Lineth continued her impressive winter cross country campaign on Saturday, winning the women’s 8K race at the always highly competitive Kenyan Armed Forces Cross Country Championships in Nairobi. Representing Moi Air Base, Lineth ran 29:10 for the 8K course to easily turn back her closest pursuers, Penina Arusei (29:41) and former track world champion Sally Barsosio (29:50).

Meanwhile, in Houston this morning, Fasil Bizuneh ran a strong 1:02:40 to take sixth at the Houston Half Marathon, which served as the American championship. Despite running alone almost the entire way, Fasil was only 10 seconds off the personal best for the distance he set while placing at Houston two years ago.

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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Year in Review/Preview: Brent Vaughn

Brent Vaughn leading the 2008 Olympic Trials 5,000m.My most memorable running experience of 2008 would have to be the Cardinal Invitational when I raced against Lagat, Songok, Boaz, and Abdi. It was my best race of the season and sort of a breakthrough performance for me individually.

My first big goal for 2009 is to qualify for the world championships in cross country. I would like to compete well at the USA championship and be near the lead the last 2K.

My main goal for 2009 is to get the “A” standard in the 10,000m and compete in Berlin at the world championships. I would also like to better my 5K PR, hopefully under 13:10.

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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Sean Quigley Takes Midnight Run in Central Park

Sean Quigley at the 2008 Olympic Trials.Depending on how you look at it, Sean either closed 2008 on a high note or got 2009 off to a great start by winning the New Year’s Eve Midnight Run in Central Park. Sean ran 18:45 for the 4-mile course to beat Brian Olinger by 8 seconds.

Times were slower than usual for the race because of the temperature (about 20 degrees at the start), the wind (20 MPH or so) and occasional icy patches.

Results are here.

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