Rogue has been all over the place recently, with our runners making big impressions in New York, Australia and here in Texas. Take a look at the accomplishments below, and please send your race results, achievements or general stories to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congrats to all of you!
102,486 runners applied for the 2009 New York City Marathon and yesterday 43,741 lucky runners gathered on the starting line. Up front, Meb Keflezighi became the first American champion since 1982, running a personal best time of 2:09:15. On the female side, Derartu Tulu of Ethiopia took first place with an incredible 2:28:52. Desiree Ficker, Austin’s own Olympian triathlete, had a great showing, finishing tenth in 2:39:30.
A bit further back, but making a great showing amid the throngs, was a large group of Rogues who showed us just what all those months of hard training accomplished. We are proud!
Bruce Coleman: 3:16:10
Michael McLatcher: 3:29:41
Katie Haegelin: 3:32:53
Scott Maddeaux: 3:33 (his first marathon!)
Christian O’Brien: 3:54:56 (PR!!)
Mandy Wolff: 4:05:49
Anne Marie Rickes: 4:15:04
Kellie O’Malley: 4:46:22
Cheryl Tulkoff: 4:57:00
MIchael Tulkoff: 4:57:01
Jennifer Howard-Brown: 4:54:09
Shelley Dahlberg: 5:03:55
Jenn McMullen: 5:10:34
Laura Benold: 5:23:26
Vivian Ng: 5:48:14
Lori Erwin: 6:03:42
Kiyomi Armistead: 6:22:48
On top of that great showing, Rogue also had representation in Perth, Australia, as Glenda Adams brought her Half Ironman PR down 35 MINUTES at the ITU Long Course Triathlon World Championships. She finished in 5 hours, 14 minutes and made sure (in the form of a well-placed logo) that everyone knew exactly who her training group of choice is!
Dionn Schaffner competed as well, placing 37th in her age group (World Championships!) in 6:04:57!
A bit closer to home, Mike Wilen took on the Cactus Rose 50-mile trail race in Bandera and finished a hardware-worthy 3rd place in 9 hours, 1 minute and 37 seconds. He claims to have a story, and you should be able to read it here…