Kara Goucher and
Nick ArciniagaLeading US Marathon Team at Worlds
May 17, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - USA Track & Field announced Tuesday the Team USA womenís marathon squad for the 13th IAAF World Championships in Athletics, to be held in Daegu, Korea, August 27 Ė September 4.
Coming off of a fifth-place finish at the 2011 B.A.A. Boston Marathon,Kara Goucher(Portland, Ore.) will once again lead the Team USA women to the starting line in Daegu when competition gets underway on Sunday, August 27.
Joining Goucher on the line in Daegu will be her 2009 IAAF World Championships teammateTera Moody(Colorado Springs, Colo.) who earned her place on the team with a personal best of 2:30:53 at the 2010 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
2004 Olympic marathonerColleen De Reuck(Boulder, Colo.), will also be on the line with Goucher and Moody thanks to her course record run of 2:30:51 at the 2010 Copenhagen Marathon.
Completing the five-woman squad will beKathy Newberry(Ann Arbor, Mich.) andAlissa McKaig(Blowing Rock, N.C.), based on their top-five finishes at the 2010 USA Womenís Marathon Championships in New York City last fall where they finished third and fifth, running 2:35:23 and 2:37:29 respectively.
Arciniaga leads menís team
The menís marathon team will compete in Daegu on September 4 and will be led byNick Arciniaga (Flagstaff, Ariz.), who locked-up his place on the squad with a second-place finish, running 2:11:30 at the Chevron Houston Marathon in January.
Team USA will also featureSergio Reyes(Los Osos, Calif.) andJeffery Eggleston(Flagstaff, Ariz.) the respective champion and runner-up from the 2010 USA Menís Marathon Championship. Reyes won the title in 2:14:02 at the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon last October and Eggleston finished just seven seconds behind, punching his ticket to Daegu.
Rounding out the menís squad will beMike Sayenko(Bellevue, Wash.) andMike Morgan(Rochester Hills, Mich.) who earned their places on Team USA with their respective performances of 2:14:27 and 2:14:55 at the 2010 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
For more information on the IAAF World Championships, visitwww.usatf.org.