Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Lopez Takes Millrose 5000

Lopez Lomong won his 2nd Millrose title in 3 years, with a 13:27.60 effort in the 5000m; his first Millrose win was a record-setting 3:51.21 run in the 2013 Wanamaker Mile. This year’s 5000 was set up to be time trial-esgue affair with many in the field hoping to secure the world outdoor championships qualifying standard of 13:23. Trevor Dunbar did an admirable job as the pacemaker, but when Suguru Osako found himself in the second position early in the race, he decided to step into the second lane and it became clear that he, and perhaps the others, wanted no part of the lead after Dunbar’s departure. And that’s just what happened with the pace slowing to 34 second circuits as the world championships’ qualifying standard gradually slipped from their grasp. Lopez’s 27.45 final 200m sealed the victory, with Andrew Bumbalough finishing a close 5th in 13:28.64 and Matt Tegenkamp and Tom Farrell placing 7th and 8th.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Thweatt Runs Away with US Cross County Title

Boulder, Co Laura Thweatt dominated the 2015 US Cross County championships with a convincing win, covering the 8-kilometer course in 27:41 while recording a 31-second margin of victory. Thweatt, who lives and trains in Boulder, was clearly ecstatic to win in front of the home crowd “Wow I can’t believe it’s real. I can’t believe that just happened.” The Lee Troop-coached Thweat will represent the US in the 2015 IAAF World Cross Country Championships to held on March 28 in Guiyang, China

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