INDIANAPOLIS — Ten athletes will represent Team USA at the IAAF/AL Bank World Half Marathon Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark, March 29, USATF announced today.
The roster is highlighted by Josphat Boit who finished third at the USA Half Marathon Championships 1:01:49, while Tyler Pennel was fourth in 1:01:44 and Matthew Llano crossed the line in fifth (1:01:47).
Lauren Kleppin was the runner-up in this year’s USA Half Marathon Championships, finishing in 1:12:12. Caitlin Comfort also turned in a podium finish in Houston, crossing in 1:12:16 to solidify her spot on the World team.
Annie Bersagel is competing in her first event of the year but finished 2013 on a high note, winning the 2013 USA Women’s Marathon Championship (2:30:53) and taking a top-10 finish in the inaugural .US National Road Racing Championships (12k - 40:26).
Competition begins at 6:30 a.m. ET with the women’s half marathon, while the men’s race begins at 6:55 a.m. ET.
Team USA Roster - 2014 IAAF/AL Bank World Half Marathon Championships
Josphat Boit – Mammoth Lakes, Calif.
Tyler Pennel – Blowing Rock, N.C.
Matthew Llano – Flagstaff, Ariz.
Shadrack Kiptoo – Folsom, Calif.
Fernando Cabada – Boulder, Colo.
Team Manager – Peter Henkes
Annie Bersagel – Victoria, Minn.
Lauren Kleppin – Mammoth Lakes, Calif.
Caitlin Comfort – Madison, Wisc.
Wendy Thomas – Windsor, Colo.
Clara Santucci – Dilliner, Pa.
Team Manager – Colleen De Reuck