Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Lomong seals historic double

Lopez Lomong completed a stunning distance double of 5,000m and 10,000m titles on the final day of the US Championships in Des Moines, Iowa on Sunday, the 34-year-old kicking to victory in the 5,000m in 13:25.53 after a 53.85 final lap. Olympic silver medallist Paul Chelimo was second in 13:25.80.

“I was injury-free this year and I can be able to go back and really follow all the routine and all the stuff we wanted to do,” Lomong said. “Jerry [Schumacher] was like, you already won the 1500 on this track [in 2010], why not just go for the 5,000 meters?”

Watch his interview with Letsrun.com below:

World silver medallist Courtney Frerichs booked her place at this year’s World Championships in Doha by finishing a close second in the 3000m steeplechase, Frerichs clocking 9:26.61 to come home behind Emma Coburn who clocked 9:25.63.

In the women’s 5,000m, Karissa Schweizer had another superb run to finish second behind Shelby Houlihan in 15:17.03. Fellow Kimbia athlete and Bowerman Track Club athlete Elise Cranny came home seventh in 15:25.66, a PB.

In the men’s 1500m final, Josh Thompson turned in a fine performance to finish third behind Craig Engels and Matthew Centrowitz, the Bowerman Track Club athlete clocking 3:45.25. Izaic Yorks finished seventh in 3:46.10, while Henry Wynne finished eighth in 3:46.16.

 Images: PhotoRun

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