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News and Notes - November 25, 2014


King sets new American record at IAU 100K World Championships

DOHA, QATAR -- At the 27th IAU 100K World Championships last Friday, American Max King won the world title in a North American record time of 6:27:43. The previous record was Tom Johnson’s 6:30:11 in 1995. En route to victory, King aided the Team USA men in also capturing the world title, combining for a time of 20:08:06.

In the women’s team competition, Team USA took home the bronze with their combined time of 24:05:25.

For more information, please click here for the full IAU recap.

Team USA finishes sixth at Chiba International Ekiden Relay

CHIBA, JAPAN -- Team USA finished sixth at the Chiba International Ekiden Relay, putting together a six-person relay team to compete over the marathon distance Monday.

Team USA (Tyler Pennel, Katie Matthews, Christo Landry, Liz Costello, Jacob Riley, Rachel Ward) finished in 2:09:13, and Costello turned in the fastest 5k leg out of all fourth stage competitors.

The IAAF recap can be found here and full results are available here.

Olympian Amy Begley Named Coach of Atlanta Track Club

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Track Club announced Monday that it has hired Amy Begley, a 2008 US Olympian, as the first full-time head coach in the Club’s 50-year history.

Begley, a 15-time All-American and two-time NCAA national champion while competing for the University of Arkansas, made the 2008 Olympic team at 10,000 meters with a dramatic last lap, racing the clock to beat the required “A” time standard for inclusion. In 2009, she finished sixth at the IAAF World Championships at the same distance in a personal best 31:13.78., making her the eighth-fastest American woman in history. She finished her professional career with six national titles, four of them—at 3000m indoors and 10,000 meters on the track and at 5K and 15K on the roads—in 2009.

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