Peacock named USATF Athlete of the Week
INDIANAPOLIS - Landon Peacock (Blowing Rock, N.C.) has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after winning the Emerald Nuts Midnight Run on New Year’s Eve in Central Park.
Peacock finished the four mile race in a time of 18:35 with a three second lead over Tesfaye Dube of Ethiopia. Peacock’s ZAP fitness teammate Stephanie Pezzullo also won the women’s race.
The race organized by the New York Road Runners starts at the stroke of midnight and included nearly 5,000 runners and a 20 minute firework display.
Now it its eleventh 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 www.usatf.org. Selections are based on top performances and results from the previous week.
2012 Winners: January 5, Landon Peacock