Monday, September 19, 2011

Tim Olson Repeats at PineToPalm 100, Galen Rupp Smashes 10k AR, Boston Marathon registration going smoothly

Some fun news:

Ashland, OR's Tim Olson won the 2nd annual Pine to Palm 100m in 17:19, over an hour ahead of his debut win last year. Weather was better this year, apparently!

(Tim rests with wife, Krista, after his repeat win - that makes three 100-mile wins and a Top 10 at States!)
 Galen Rupp smashed the American Record for the 10k with a blazing 26:48 at the Brussels Diamond League event, become the 16th fastest 10k runner ever, but settling for third in the race. His race took 11 seconds off the record Chris Solinsky set last year when he became the first American to break 27 minutes (and beat Rupp in the process).

(Galen Rupp en route to his new AR in the 10k, photo courtesy of
 Registration for the 2012 Boston Marathon is now open to all qualifiers, after a week of tiered registration for those that had beat their times by larger margins (20 minutes, 10 minutes, 5 minutes, etc.). So it appears (1) there are still slots left, and (2) the process is working smoothly...

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