Anyway, we are trying to reach out to a few of the top players that are running for the US to get a pre-departure interview of them to generate a little bit of buzz.
We reached out to Tom Ratcliffe - Teg's agent - and asked if Teg was still going considering he missed Gate River last week after irritating his hip while running the 5k in New York.
Ratcliffe wrote back the following:
"Matt irritated his hip in NYC and had to withdraw from Jacksonville and the World Cross ... He's fine, but had to take a week off running ..."
We imagine a USATF release will be coming out soon.
The next guy on the list in terms of finishers would be Luke Puskedra. Six of the top 7 finishers at USAs were going before Teg's setback.
1 33 CHRIS DERRICK 22 35:38.6 4:47 NIKE / OREGON TC ELITE
2 86 DATHAN RITZENHEIN 30 35:44.1 4:48 NIKE
3 105 MATT TEGENKAMP 31 35:55.8 4:50 NIKE / OREGON TC ELITE
4 49 ELLIOT HEATH 23 35:56.1 4:50 NIKE / OREGON TC ELITE
5 109 BENJAMIN TRUE 27 35:56.6 4:50 SAUCONY
6 111 RYAN VAIL 26 35:56.8 4:50 BROOKS
7 64 BOBBY MACK 28 36:00.1 4:50 UNATTACHED
8 80 LUKE PUSKEDRA 22 36:08.3 4:51 UNATTACHED
We've reached out to Luke's agent Dan Lilot and will let you know what we hear.