Thursday, August 11, 2011

Four KIMbia Athletes Named to US Team for Daegu

Four track standouts from KIMbia Athletics will officially be representing the United States at the 2011 IAAF World Championships, after the USATF announced its delegation for Worlds today. Oregon Track Club member Shalane Flanagan will spearhead the KIMbia contingent headed to South Korea, as the runaway 10,000m Champion at June’s US Championships. With an Olympic Bronze in the same event in 2008 — and after earning the bronze medal at the World Cross Country Championships early this spring — Flanagan is undoubtedly one of the best American hopes for a medal in the distance events. Meanwhile, OTC teammate Matt Tegenkamp will also contend the 10,000 in Daegu, while Chris Solinsky takes the line in “The Five.”

Coming from the opposite American coast, NJNYTC’s Delilah DiCrescenzo rounds out the women’s steeplechase squad, and will go to Asia with a solid third place finish in Lucerne as her most recent steeple result. She plans to run the Falmouth Mile on August 13th as a final tune-up before Worlds.

Once in South Korea, Team KIMbia will be getting right down to business: heats in the women’s steeple start on the first day of competition, with the women’s 10,000m final taking place that evening. The schedule for our athletes’ events is as follows:

Saturday, August 27th — Women’s Steeplechase Heats (AM); Women’s 10,000m FINAL (PM)
Sunday, August 28th — Men’s 10,000m FINAL (PM)
Tuesday, August 30th — Women’s Steeplechase FINAL (PM)
Thursday, September 1st — Men’s 5,000m Heats (AM)
Sunday, September 4th — Men’s 5,000m FINAL (PM)

The full schedule for Worlds can be see here.

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