Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Runner's World Daily Features McGregor; Lundstrom Selected for Pan Am Marathon

Yesterday's "A Brief Chat With" feature spotlighted Team USA Minnesota's Katie McGregor. McGregor finished third in the 10,000 at the the USA Championships last week to earn a place on the starting line in the 10,000 at the IAAF World Championships in Osaka in late August.

McGregor led the chase pack -- behind break-away Deena Kastor -- for lots and lots of laps before Kara Goucher (who's one of us too!) broke away in the late-going. McGregor had to battle the resurgent Alicia Craig until the final backstretch before she was confirmed for Japan.

The highlights of the Peter Gambaccini interview, for me anyway, are McGregor's thoughts on tactical racing, like that in Indy.

"You just hope that you’re making the right decisions while you’re out there. It’s just such a long race, so many little decisions," she said in the interview.

Also in Team USA Minnesota news ... Chris Lundstrom has been selected to the Pan American Games team in the marathon. The men's marathon, which closes competition of the Games, is set for Sunday, July 29.

You can catch up with all the Team USA Minnesota news via their latest media release HERE.

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