Team USA Marathon squad announced for 2011 World Championships in Daegu
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – USA Track & Field announced Tuesday
the Team USA womenÛªs marathon squad for the 13th IAAF World
Championships in Athletics, to be held in Daegu, Korea, August 27 ÛÒ
Coming off of a fifth-place finish at the 2011 B.A.A. Boston Marathon, Kara Goucher
(Portland, Ore.) will once again lead the Team USA women to the
starting line in Daegu when competition gets underway on Sunday, August
Joining Goucher on the line in Daegu will be her 2009 IAAF World Championships teammate Tera Moody
(Colorado Springs, Colo.) who earned her place on the team with a
personal best of 2:30:53 at the 2010 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
2004 Olympic marathoner Colleen De Reuck
(Boulder, Colo.), will also be on the line with Goucher and Moody
thanks to her course record run of 2:30:51 at the 2010 Copenhagen
Completing the five-woman squad will be Kathy Newberry (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and Alissa McKaig
(Blowing Rock, N.C.), based on their top-five finishes at the 2010 USA
WomenÛªs Marathon Championships in New York City last fall where they
finished third and fifth, running 2:35:23 and 2:37:29 respectively.
Arciniaga leads menÛªs team
The menÛªs marathon team will compete in Daegu on September 4 and will be led by Nick Arciniaga
(Flagstaff, Ariz.), who locked-up his place on the squad with a
second-place finish, running 2:11:30 at the Chevron Houston Marathon in
Team USA will also feature Sergio Reyes (Los Osos, Calif.) and Jeffery Eggleston
(Flagstaff, Ariz.) the respective champion and runner-up from the 2010
USA MenÛªs Marathon Championship. Reyes won the title in 2:14:02 at the
Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon last October and Eggleston finished just
seven seconds behind, punching his ticket to Daegu.
Rounding out the menÛªs squad will be Mike Sayenko (Bellevue, Wash.) and Mike Morgan
(Rochester Hills, Mich.) who earned their places on Team USA with their
respective performances of 2:14:27 and 2:14:55 at the 2010 Bank of
America Chicago Marathon.
For more information on the IAAF World Championships, visit www.usatf.org.
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