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Ben Shorey

Ben Shorey

Event: 20 km, 50 km Race Walk
Height: 5-7
Weight: 145
PR: 20 km 1:27:26 (2003); 50 km 4:16:01 (2011)
Born: 03/11/1983
Current Residence: Kenosha, Wis.
Hometown: Ellsworth, Maine
High School: Ellsworth (Maine) H.S. ’01
College: Wisconsin-Parkside ‘05
Coach: Mike DeWitt
Agent: Self
Sponsor:
Club: Shore Athletic Club
USA Championships
Two-time USA 50km champion - 2008 (4:27:14); 2011 (4:16:01)
Third at 2010 USA Indoors 5,000m (22:06.36)
Third at 2009 USA Outdoor 20km (1:27:17)
Two-time USA Junior 10km champion: 2002 (42:50:20); 2001 (45:18:01)

About Ben
Shorey started race walking as a high school freshman when the Ellsworth High School track and field program added the event and he has been on a steady climb ever since. However, after his collegiate career was over, there was a time when Shorey thought his days as a race walker were over. It was only after the suggestion of his wife that he started walking again to lose a few extra pounds. Six months later he was back to form as he finished third at the 2008 50 km Olympic Trials and three years later walked the top 50km time in the country. Shorey also works as an elementary school teacher in Kenosha, Wis.
Results
2013: 7th at USA Outdoors 20 km RW (1:34:45.10); DNF at Saransk; 3rd at Santee 50 km RW (4:17:30)
2012: 3rd at 50 km Olympic Trials (4:17:30); 7th at Olympic Trials 20,000m (1:34:45.10)
2011: 9th at Pan Am Games 50 km (4:33:25); 1st at USA 50 km Championships (4:16:01)
2010: 4th at USA Outdoors (1:36.09); 3rd at USA Indoors (22:06.36)
2009: 3rd at USA Outdoor Champs 20 km (1:27:17)
2008: 7th at 20 km Olympic Trials (1:33:16); 55th at IAAF World Race Walking Cup 50 km (4:18:46); 3rd at 50 km Olympic Trials (4:27:14)
2007: Did not compete
2006: 5th at USA Outdoors 20 km (1:34:16); 73rd at World Cup of Race Walking 20km (1:32:20)
2005: 3rd at USA Outdoors (1:32:28)
2004: 5th at 20km Olympic Trials (1:31:58); 6th at 50 km Olympic Trials (4:27:38)
2003: 6th at USA Outdoors 20km (1:28:58); 3rd at USA 50 km champs (4:37:43
2002: 17th at World Junior 10,000m Champs (45:22:42); USA Junior 10,000m champ (42:50:20)
2001: USA Junior champ (45:18:01)

USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2012:
Outdoor bests – 50 km, 4:17:40 (No. 3 in the USA by T&FN) 
2011: Outdoor bests – 50 km, 4:16:01 (No. 1 in the USA by T&FN)
2010: Outdoor bests – 20 km, 1:36:09 (No. 5 in the USA by T&FN)
2009: Outdoor bests – 20 km, 1:27:17
2008: Outdoor bests – 50 km, 4:18:46 (No. 3 in the USA by T&FN)
2007: Did not compete
2006: Outdoor bests – 20 km, 1:32:20 (ranked No. 5 in the USA by T&FN)
2005: Outdoor bests – 20 km, 1:32:28 (ranked No. 4 in the USA by T&FN)
2004: Outdoor bests – 50 km, 4:27:38 (ranked No. 8 in the USA by T&FN); 20 km, 1:31:58 (ranked No. 6 in the USA by T&FN)
2003: Outdoor bests – 50 km, 4:37:43; 20 km, 1:27:26 (ranked No. 6 in the USA by T&FN)
2002: Outdoor bests – 10,000m, 42:50:20
2001: Outdoor bests – 10,000m, 45:18:01
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