Somers-Smith Has Pending W45 Half Marathon Record

Somers Smith named Athlete of the Week

‰ÛÒ Linda Somers Smith has been named USA Track & Field‰Ûªs Athlete of
the Week after setting a pending U.S. Masters record Sunday at the Rock
‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in San Jose, Calif.

1996 Olympic marathoner, the 49-year old Somers Smith finished as the
runner-up in 1:13:32, which is a pending U.S. Masters W45 record. Her
performance bettered the pending record of 1:16:30 posted by Colleen De
Reuck at the 2010 Houston Half Marathon.

Now in
its ninth year, USATF’s Athlete of the Week program is designed to
recognize outstanding performers at all levels of the sport. USATF names
a new honoree each week and features the athlete on the USATF website.
Selections are based on top performances and results from the previous

January 13, Jen Clayton; January 20, Shalane Flanagan; January 27,
Nolan Shaheed; February 3, Bernard Lagat; February 10, Bernard Lagat;
February 17, Shalane Flanagan; February 24, Amber Campbell; March 3,
Amber Campbell; March 10, Phil Raschker; March 17, Ashton Eaton; March
31, Lisa Koll; April 7, Queen Harrison; April 14, Magdalena Lewy Boulet;
April 21, Bershawn Jackson; April 28, Phoebe Wright; May 5, Chris
Solinsky; May 12, Walter Dix; May 26, Cory Martin; June 2, Chaunte Lowe;
June 9, Bernard Lagat; June 16, Queen Harrison;
June 30, Kara Patterson; July 7, David Oliver; July 22, David Oliver;
July 28, Conor McCullough; August 4, Kennedy Blahnik; August 11, Tyson
Gay; August 18, Allyson Felix; August 26, Robin Reynolds; September 1,
Molly Huddle; September 8, Bernard Lagat; Kibwe Johnson; September 22,
Robert Cheseret; September 29, Joe Detmer; October 6, Linda Somers

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