Monday, September 10, 2012

Heath Sixth in Rieti 3000

Elliott Heath ran 7:45.08 to shave a few tenths off his 3000m PB in Rieti Italy, placing sixth and defeating Olympic bronze medalist Thomas Longosiwa. German Fernandez, fresh off a massive 1500m breakthrough in Berlin, was a bit off the main pack, but still picked up a personal best by clocking 7:53.61 in ninth place.

Heath was less than one-and-a-half seconds out of second place, and continues to show impressive consistency in his transition from collegiate running to the professional ranks. The three best performances of his life, according to the points table have all come during 2012 — and those do not even include his new PB’s at 1500m and the Mile, two of four personal bests he has run this summer. Among Americans, he now ranks fifth on the season, with teammates Evan Jager and Andrew Bumbalough¬†sitting in first and fourth, respectively.

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