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2008 Olympic Marathon Trials 7th placer Nate Jenkins was 3rd. *Results
The race was won by Cleophas Ngetich in 13:50.
Article includes interesting story how he met his wife as she had a crush on him when he was a star college runner.
"As the weeks of consistent hard work started to stack up, slowly but surely my fitness level began to rise, and Steve and I felt we were ready for the next phase of training, a phase that increases intensity, adds some track workouts, and even begins to measure some base line areas of fitness by getting out there and dusting off the rust with some very modest attempts at racing again. So, then, we can start to fine tune our training. In order to get myself out of my comfort zone we felt there was no better way to start back than jumping in head first. Would it be pretty? … Probably not! But all new stories have to begin somewhere."
McDougal was 4th in his heat while the fast section was won by Nate Brannen in 3:55.65 over Cory Leslie (3:57.20). Natoya Goule won the 800 (2:01.29), Nicole Bush the steeple (9:34.76) and Christy Cazzola the women's mile (4:36.99).
*MB: Josh McDougal comeback? Coach Steve Magness?