1. Team USA Wins Gold at World 24-Hour Championships
2. Growing list of athletes eligible for .US National Championships
Team USA Wins Gold at World 24-Hour Championships
won the World 24-Hour Championships to lead Team USA to win gold in both the men’s and women’s races on Sunday in Steenbergen, Netherlands.
Olsen (Modesto, Calif.) logged 167.568 miles to take the top spot over John Dennis
(Takoma Park, M.D.) by more than four miles. Team USA locked up the team competition with 485.012 miles over runner-up Japan’s 467.623 miles.
(Waco, Texas) ran an American Record of 152.030 miles to finish second behind Mami Kudo of Japan who ran 156.712 miles. Susanna Bon
(Sanoma, Calif.) also made her way onto the podium with a third-place finish of 146.785 miles. Traci Falbo
(Charlestown, In.) logged 142.730 miles to finish fourth. Team USA recorded 441.545 miles to win gold by only 3 miles over Japan.
Growing list of athletes eligible for .US National Championships
To qualify for this November’s .US National Road Racing Championships, runners must finish in the top ten at any of the USA Running Circuit (USARC) events. $100,000 in prize money will be awarded, with $20,000 going to the men’s and women’s champions of the .US National Road Racing Championships.
Below is a list of the athletes currently eligible to compete at the season-ending event after Saturday’s USA 25 Mile Road Championships:
Ladia Albertson Junkas
To be eligible to compete in the .US National Road Racing Championships, athletes must compete in a qualifying road race and finish in the top 10 of the USARC standings. The remaining qualifying road races are the USA Half Marathon Championships (June 22), USA 10 km Championship (July 4), USA 20 km Championships (September 2), USA 5 km Championships (September 22) and USA Marathon Championship (October 6).
For more information on the .US National Road Racing Championships, visit www.usatf.org
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