Carmen beats Joan!!

The 32nd Freihofer’s Run for Women 5-K took place in Albany, NY on Saturday and Rogue coach Carmen Troncoso was among the headline-makers!

Carmen, age 51, outsprinted Joan Samuelson (yes, the former Olympic gold medalist), 53, to win the 50-and-over title by one second in 17:47. It was her 20th consecutive finish at Freihofer’s, and her 19th time breaking 18 minutes.

You can read the whole race recap, including the story behind the overall winner, a 24 year old Kenyan named Emily Chebet who set a course record of 15:12, here.

There was also a great story on Carmen and her history with Freihofer’s that was published leading up to the race – check it out here, and make sure to congratulate her the next time you run into her!

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2 thoughts on “Carmen beats Joan!!

  1. Congratulations, Carmen. How cool to beat another running legend like Joanie Benoit Samuelson! What an awesome sprint to the finish!

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