October 11, 2014
Saturday at the 2014 Chicago Bank of America Marathon we talked to some of the lesser known American pros, some of the dreamers or second tier Americans if you will, hoping for a strong performance in Chicago that will propel them closer to a shot at the 2016 US Olympic Marathon team. These are your “Blue Collar” pros.
With the women, we did a much shorter roundtable, just helping you get to know some of these women, what their goal is in Chicago, and what shoes they are racing in.
Everyone below, believe it or not, does not have a shoe sponsor.
Sara Cummings – New York, NY – Coach Terry Shea – PB 2:34:57 – Claim to fame: Working 12 hour days for Goldman Sachs – Job: Fixed income manager, Goldman Sachs. – Racing in: Brooks T7
Heidi Greenwood – Cleveland OH – PB 2:42:08 – Goal: Sub 2:40 – Coach Clay Twigg – Job: Fitness program manager – Racing in: New Balance 1400s
Lindsey Scherf – Chapel Hill, NC –
Debut Marathon – Goal: Sub 2:28 with a negative split – Coach: Mike Barnow, Westchester Track Club – 95 miles a week on singles with 24 mile long runs – Job: Real estate on the side – Racing in: Discontinued Asics Piranha 4s
Wendy Thomas – PB 2:32:49 – Goal: Something close to PR – Coach: Lee Troop – Job: Property management company – Claim to fame: Going from hobby jogger to one of America’s best – Racing in: adidas adios boost.