Clint Verran Running the Treviso
Marathon in Italy This Weekend Hansons-Brooks newcomer Jeff Eggleston
at Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle Press Release
Rochester Hills, MI, March 28, 2008—
With one Olympian in the bag, and the women’s Olympic Marathon Trials
looming, this year could be a year of many “firsts” in the marathon for
the Hansons-Brooks program. Hansons-Brooks (powered by Saturn) veteran
Clint Verran hopes to set the tone with a first of his own—a win in a
Verran travels to Italy this weekend where he
will kick off the spring marathon season for the Hansons-Brooks team at
the Treviso Marathon. The veteran of nearly twenty marathons (ten
sub-2:18 marathons), twice a member of the USA World Championships
Marathon team (2003, 2005), three-time participant in the Olympic
Marathon Trials (2000-11th, 2004-5th, 2008-18th), and a tenth place at
the 2006 Boston Marathon—there are few active marathoners in the United
States with as much experience and as many accolades as Clint Verran.
This weekend he hopes to add 2008 Treviso Marathon Champion to his long
list of accolades.
To do so, Verran will likely need to run a
two-minute personal best. In the four previous editions of the Treviso
Marathon, the race has been won in under 2 hours, 12 minutes. Verran’s
personal best in the marathon is 2 hours, 14 minutes and 12 seconds.
Race organizers expect another world-class field and have also enlisted
the help of a pacer, who has been instructed to lead the men through
the half in 1:05:30.
The race is set to begin at 3:45 pm EST on Sunday, March 30. Check in at the race website at www.trevisomarathon.com for results, or stay tuned for a press release on Monday.
Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle
newcomer, Jeff Eggleston will run his first professional race for the
team at the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle in Chicago on Sunday.
Greece, New York native joined the team in February, after a few
seasons with the University of Virginia, and a year of post-collegiate
racing which included a 10th place finish at the USA 20 km
Championships and a 1:04:58 half marathon best at the USA Half Marathon
Championships in Houston this year.
have won the Shamrock Shuffle in 2004 (Brian Sell), 2005 (Brian Sell),
and 2006 (Chad Johnson), but were unable to defend their three-year run
last year when Luke Watson (South Bend, Ind.) edged Josh Moen for the
The race begins at 10:30 am EST. Race results will be available after the race at www.shamrockshuffle.com. Check in at the race website after the race to see how Eggleston fares in his debut with the team.
additional information, photo requests, or to contact those quoted or
mentioned in this release, please contact Mike Reneau at [email protected] or (612) 245-8764. You can also visit the teams website at www.hansons-running.com. The team web page includes individual athlete biographies and resumes.
<Hansons-Brooks Distance Project> - The Hansons-Brooks Distance
Project is a post-collegiate training program for runners with Olympic
aspirations. Athletes in the program live and train together in
Rochester Hills, Michigan. Team sponsors include Brooks Sports, Inc.,
Saturn Corporation, Aruba Sport Eyewear, and Hansons Running Shops.