Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Teg Tackles 26.2 — Race Photos

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Infeld Strong Runner-Up at Tufts 10k

In the wake of Sunday’s Chicago marathon, a top collection of female talent gathered in Boston on Columbus Day, ready to contest the Tufts 10k. When the dust settled, Emily Infeld had grabbed second place in a strong field, with a performance that would have won this race 32 years out of its 36-year history. Her time of 31:47 was just nine seconds off the 25-year-old course record, and the only woman to beat Infeld to the line on Monday was Ethiopian sensation Sentayehu Ejigu — a 14:28 5000m runner, and the #3 woman all-time in the indoor 3000.

Behind Ejigu, Infeld outstripped a strong field that included a collection of international athletes and top Americans Mattie Suver, Allissa McKaig, and Janet Bawcom. The Portland-based Infeld bettered previous winning times turned in by stars such as Molly Huddle, Deena Kastor, Catherin Ndereba and Lynn Jennings.

Despite Ejigu opening the winning margin in the fifth mile, the former Hoya continues to demonstrate great strength on the roads this year. To wit: she finished a whopping 25-seconds ahead of third-place, and 41-seconds ahead of the next American.

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Tegenkamp 10th with 2:12 Debut in Chicago

It was a tough final four miles, but then, that’s what makes the marathon the marathon.

In Sunday’s Chicago Marathon, Matt Tegenkamp clocked 2:12:39 in his first ever test of the 26.2-mile distance, good enough for tenth place, second position among Americans, and a spot just outside the Top 20 fastest first marathon in US history.

With a commendable time and the positive takeaway that he battled the whole way, it may be easy to glance past the fact that the American record holder at two miles came pretty close to hitting a home run his first time out: through 22 miles, Tegenkamp was on 2:10 pace. In the seven miles from #13 to #20, he felt better than he had at any other point in the race. After a conservative first 20k, Tegenkamp and his pacing team increased their speed very slightly, and he found a nice groove. “The cadence just felt more comfortable,” Read the full article

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