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Janet Bawcom

Janet Bawcom

Event: 10,000m
Height: 5-6
Weight: 115
PR: 10,000m - 31:12.68 (2012); Marathon - 2:29:45 (2012)
Born: 08/22/1978
Current Residence: Rome, Ga.
Hometown: Rome, Ga.
High School: Kapsabet, Kenya
College: Harding University
Coach: Jack Daniels
Agent: self
Sponsor: Nike
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USA Championships
2013 USA 15 km champion (49:44) and USA 10 mile champion (53:28)
Two –time 2012 USA road champion – 15 km (49:41), 25 km (1:24:36)
Three-time 2011 USA road champion - 20 km (1:08:31), 10 mi (54:15), 10 km (32:47)

Awards and Honors
Two-Time USA Running Circuit overall women's champion - 2011, 2012

About Janet
Bawcom has become one of the best American women on the road running scene, and parlayed her talent to the track and into a spot on the U.S. 10,000m squad for the 2012 Olympic Games. Bawcom finished 7th at the Olympic Trials, but as one of only three women with the Olympic A standard, her spot on the team was a near guarantee. Bawcom has showed no intent of slowing down, winning a pair of golds in the 2013 USA 10 mile championship and 2013 USA 15km championship. Bawcom was born in Kenya and became eligible to represent the U.S. in the fall of 2011. Bawcom first took an interest in running after a chance encounter with Kenyan gold medalist Peter Rono who helped train her and get a scholarship to Harding University in Arkansas. In her first 5 km race at Harding, Bawcom barely broke 20 minutes, but when she graduated in 2005, she had eight NCAA All-American titles and three Division II national championships to her name. Bawcom graduated with a degree in health care management, and is pursuing her R.N. license. Bawcom competed for Harding University as Janet Cherobon and is the first Harding athlete to compete in the Olympics.
Results
2013: 8th at USA 10 km (32:45); 1st at USA 10 Mile (53:28); 12th at New York Half Marathon (1:11:13); 1st at USA 15 km (49:44)
2012: 1st at USA 10 mile (53:43); 12th at Olympic Games 10,000m final (31:12.68); 7th at Olympic Trials 10,000m (32:17.06); 5th at Payton Jordan Invite 10,000m (31:33.50); 1st at USA 25 km (1:24:36); 1st at Cooper River Bridge 10 km (33:01); 5th at NYC Half Marathon (1:09:55); 1st at USA 15 km (49:41); 5th at Olympic Trials Marathon (2:29:45)
2011: 1st at USA 10 km (32:47); 1st at USA 10 mile (54:15); 1st at Cow Harbor 10 km (32:27); 1st at USA 20 km (1:08:31)
2010: 1st at Marine Corp Marathon (2:39:19); 2nd at BAA Half Marathon (1:11:50); 1st at Indy Mini Marathon (1:19:59)
2009: 1st at Huntsville Marathon (2:37:56); 1st at Atlanta Half Marathon (1:14:49)
2008: 6th at BAA Half Marathon (1:13:30); 1st at Indy Mini Marathon (1:14:11); 2nd at Cooper River Bridge 10 km (33:37)
2007: 1st at Indy Mini Marathon (1:16:01); 6th at Cooper River Bride 10 km (33:45); 1st at Atlanta Half Marathon (1:16:33)

USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2013:
Outdoor bests - half-marathon, 1:11.13 (No. 5 in the USA)
2012: Outdoor bests - 10,000m, 31:12.68 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 15 in the world, ranked No. 4 in the world); marathon, 2:29:45 (No. 7 in the USA by T&FN)
2011: Outdoor bests - 10 km, 32:27
2010: Outdoor bests - half marathon, 1:11:50
2009: Outdoor bests - half marathon, 1:14:49
2008: Outdoor bests - half marathon, 1:13:30
2007: Outdoor bests - half marathon, 1:16:33

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