Solid Men & Women’s Course Records Dropped at Bobby Doyle 5M USATF-GP (Viral interviews with the record setters)

It was overcast, humid and 72˚ for the Bobby Doyle 5M/USATF-NE GP barnburner in Narragansett, RI yesterday.


IMG_2098 – Interview with women’s record setter Erika Kemp. (1 minute 20 seconds long)



IMG_2097 – Interview with Men’s 1-2 finishers Matt McDonald and Paul Hogan (1 minute 18 seconds long)



Close to 600 toed the line “Live” with B.A.A. High Performance teammates Paul Hogan and Matt McDonald pushing to the fore.


Paul Hogan (front) with Matt McDonald right off his shoulder. Photo by MickFoto/NERunner


McDonald gave credit to Hogan (Burlington, MA) for pushing the pace, but it was McDonald who would break the tape in 23:29 to lower ZAP Fitness star Josh Izewski’s mark of 23:32 from 2018.


Hogan-the 1st UMass Lowell athlete to achieve All American status once it went from D2 to D1-ended up duking it out with Tracksmith’s Louie Serafini before claiming second.


The BAA would sweep the podium as Erika Kemp, in her first appearance since the US Olympic Trials, logged in at 26:10 to lower Irish woman (and PC grad) Mary Cullen’s mark of 26:16 set way back in 2008.


Check out age-group and team action at USATF-NE GP


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