1 Simon Bairu Portland OR 01:05:38
2 Brent Vaughn Portland OR 01:05:41
3 Tim Nelson Portland OR 01:07:44
This is way more an exhibition than a race. 5 minute pace for 13 miles should not be that hard for these guys so not sure what happened to Nelson. I'm actually surprised they flew all the way out there to do this. Did they keep going through the finishline? to make this a longer workout? Seems like at this point they might be doing a 15 or 17 miler at this pace.
I guess I'm out of the loop. When did Vaughn join Schumacher's group? He won US XC last year under Jay Johnson. Tim Nelson must have had some problems.
1 Shalane Flanagan Portland OR 01:09:58
2 Kara Goucher Portland OR 01:12:59
3 Lisa Uhl Portland OR 01:15:24
This is not encouraging for Goucher at all. Was it really hot? I had been so impressed with 2011 for her coming back from childbirth although I know she was disappointed with her year but this is one of her worst performances. Unless she was totally obligated to make an appearance and tun this "race" and just took it really easy. She ran 1:09:03 1 month before Boston this year: