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Harvey Lewis earns USATF Athlete of the Week after 24-Hour win

9/20/2017
 

Ultra runner Harvey Lewis, III (Cincinnati, Ohio) won the USATF 24-Hour Championship in Cleveland, Ohio, Sunday to earn his first USATF Athlete of the Week award.

 

Lewis, 41, covered 142.034 miles in the event that ran from noon on Saturday to noon on Sunday at Edgewater Park. He finished nearly two miles ahead of his nearest challenger. Tara Langdon was the top female finisher with 131.448 miles to her credit.

 

Full results can be found here.

 

Other notable performances:

  • Ben Blankenship — won the second Great Alaska Mile series race in Kodiak in 3:57.85, the fastest mile time ever run in Alaska.

  • Sara Hall — Hall moved to No. 9 on the U.S. all-time half marathon list with her 69:37 to place 10th at Copenhagen in a race where five women broke the previous course record.

  • Nat Larson — Larson broke the Men's 55-59 American Record at the USATF-NE 5K Championship with a 15:54, 13 seconds under the existing record.

  • Galen Rupp — Rupp won the Rock ’n’ Roll Philly Half Marathon in 62:18 in his final race before the Chicago Marathon in October.

 

Now in its 16th 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 USATF.org. Selections are based on top performances and results from the previous week.

 

2017 Winners: January 5, Miranda Melville; January 12, Leonard Korir; January 19, Jordan Hasay; January 26, Keni Harrison; February 2, Michael Wardian; February 9, Mikey Brannigan; February 16, Ajee’ Wilson; February 23, Kathy Martin; March 2, Keturah Orji; March 9, Noah Lyles; March 16, Christian Walker; March 23, Allen Woodard; March 30, Bob Lida; April 6, Anna Rohrer; April 12, Sydney McLaughlin; April 19, Ben True; April 26, Jordan Hasay; May 3, Clayton Murphy; May 10, Gwen Berry; May 17, Christian Coleman; May 24, Joe Kovacs; May 31, Christian Taylor; June 7, Sydney McLaughlin; June 14, Christian Coleman; Tianna Bartoletta, June 21; Ryan Crouser, June 28; Sam Kendricks, July 6; Allyson Felix, July 12; Julia Hawkins, July 19; Ajee’ Wilson, July 26; Kayla Davis, August 2; Justin Gatlin, August 9; Emma Coburn, August 16; Jarrion Lawson, August 23; Kevin Castille, August 30; Darrell Hill, September 6; Jenny Simpson, September 13; Harvey Lewis, III, September 20.

 

We welcome your nominations!

To nominate an athlete for USATF Athlete of the Week, please send a detailed email about his/her performance to communications@usatf.org.

 

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