Sunday, May 19, 2013

HIGH SCHOOLER MAKES HER MARATHON DEBUT: ALANA HADLEY 5-19-13

Courtesy of Toni Reavis

A big storyline in today’s race was the marathon debut of 16 year-old high schoolerAlana Hadley of Charlotte, North Carolina.  With attention coming from such outlets as the New York Times, the sophomore with a 1:16:43 half marathon PR was gunning for the U.S. Olympic Trials “B” standard of 2:43, though her coach, father Mark, adjusted that time by 2:00 this morning given the expected warmer conditions. And all was on pace as she came through the half-way mark in 1:22 in third place before the marathon gods decided to intervene.

Read more at http://tonireavis.com/2013/05/19/36th-rite-aid-cleveland-race-report/

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