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Three Named to Team USA for World Championships

5/17/2013
 
INDIANAPOLIS - USA Track & Field has announced the women’s marathon team as the first members of Team USA who will compete at this summer’s IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia.

Olympic bronze medalist Deena Kastor (Mammoth Lakes, Calif.) will lead the way as the veteran of the team and a current member of the USA Track & Field Board of Directors. Kastor qualified with a time of 2:32:39 from this year’s Asics L.A. Marathon where she placed third. Kastor owns the fastest time ever run by an American woman with her 2:19:36 win at the London Marathon in 2006. This marks Kastor’s fifth Outdoor World Championships team, but her first time competing at a distance other than the 10,000m at World’s.

Recent USA 25 km Champion Dot McMahan (Oakland Township, Mich.) qualified for Team USA with her time of 2:32:11 from the 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon where she was the second-fastest American woman.

Jeannette Faber (Nashville, Tenn.) qualified for the World Championships team after winning the 2012 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon in a time of 2:32:37. Faber has set a personal record in each of the 13 consecutive marathons she has run, dropping her debut time of 3:28:51 in 2004 by more than 56 minutes.

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Deena Kastor Dot McMahan Jeannette Faber


The women will compete in the marathon on Aug. 10 as the final event on the opening day of competition in Moscow. The men’s marathon team will be announced in the coming weeks.

For more information on Team USA at the IAAF World Championships, visit www.usatf.org

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