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Team USA Named for IAAF World Half Marathon Championships - USA Track and Field

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Team USA Named for IAAF World Half Marathon Championships

USA Track & Field has named ten team members for the 21st IAAF World Half Marathon Championships on October 6 in Kvarna, Bulgaria.

Team USA Women

  • Shalane Flanagan (Portland, Ore) - 2008 Olympic 10,000m bronze medalist, American record-holder (10,000m, 3000m indoor, 5,000m indoor)
  • Maegan Krifchin (Dewitt, N.Y.) - 2012 USA Half Marathon Championships runner-up
  • Michelle Frey (Minneapolis, Minn.) - 3rd at 2012 USA Half Marathon Championships
  • Adriana Pirtea Nelson (Fort Collins, Colo.)- 2nd place at the 2007 Chicago Marathon, 10th at the 2005 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships
  • Alvina Begay (Flagstaff, Ariz.) - 5th at 2012 USA Half Marathon Championships

Team USA Men

  • Ed Moran (Williamsburg, Va.) - 2007 Pan-Am 5,000m Champion, Runner-up at 2010 USA 10,000m Championships
  • Ian Burrell (Tucson, Ariz.) - 3rd at 2012 USA Half Marathon Championships
  • Michael Eaton (Bowling Green, Ky.) - 4th at 2012 USA Half Marathon Championships
  • Luke Puskedra (Eugene, Ore.) - Runner-up at 2012 USA 20 km Championships
  • Augustus Maiyo (Colorado Springs, Colo.) - 3rd at 2012 USA 20 km Championships

Men’s and women’s team scoring at the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships is based on the top-three finishers for each country. The country with the lowest aggregate score wins the team title.
 
For more information on the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, visit www.usatf.org.



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