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Stinson’s American record wins him USATF Athlete of the Week


Parker Stinson (Boulder, Colorado) set an American record for 25K to earn USATF Athlete of the Week.


Stinson won the USATF 25K Championships at the Amway River Bank Run in Grand Rapids, Michigan, traversing the course in 1:13:48 to clip 30 seconds off the previous record set in 2014 by Christo Landry. The 2010 IAAF World Junior 10,000m sixth-placer, Stinson ran away from the field from the gun, passing the half marathon split in 62:02, and won by more than a minute. It was his first U.S. title, and moved him to fourth place in the USATF Running Circuit standings.


Full results are here.


Other notable performances from the previous week:


Daniel Roberts — The Kentucky junior won the SEC 110m hurdles with a 13.07, equaling the second-fastest mark in collegiate history and beating Grant Holloway, who ran the same time in the prelims.

Cravon Gillespie — Gillespie swept the sprints at the Pac-12 championships, clocking a U.S.-leading 9.97 in the 100m and 20.17 in the 200m, and helped Oregon to a 4x100m relay gold in 38.72.

Sha’Carri Richardson — The LSU freshman won the SEC 100m in a barely-windy 11.00 and moved to No. 10 on the U.S. junior all-time list in the 200m with a 22.57. Richardson also picked up gold anchoring the Tigers’ 4x100m relay.

Emma Bates — Bates won the women’s title at the USATF 25K championships, claiming her second national crown in 1:23:51.

Donavan Brazier — Brazier ran the second leg and anchor leg of the 2x2x400m relay at the World Relays, bringing Team USATF home to gold.

Ce’Aira Brown — Brown handled the leadoff leg and the third leg on the 2x2x400m relay that won gold in Yokohama.

Matthew Boling — Boling won the Texas 6A state title in the 100m in 10.13, a National Federation (NFHS) record, and added gold in the long jump and 4x400m relay, where his 44.75 anchor split made up more than two seconds on the lead team.


Now in its 18th 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 Selections are based on top performances and results from the previous week.


2019 Winners: January 9, Nick Christie; January 16, Hillary Bor; January 23, Taylor Ewert; January 30, Devin Dixon; February 6, Alison Wood; February 13, Ajee’ Wilson; February 20, Abbabiya Simbassa; February 27, Athing Mu; March 6, Neringa Jakstiene; March 13, Grant Holloway; March 20, Robyn Stevens; March 27, Deena Kastor; April 3, Irene Obera; April 10, Stanley Kebenei; April 17, Israel Merkle; April 24, Ryan Crouser; May 1, Emily Sisson; May 8, Kayla White; May 15, Parker Stinson.


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