Saturday, June 21, 2014
Who's your Grandma?
GRC athletes put in three big performances today at Grandma's Marathon and Gary Bjorklund Half Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota. Minnesota native Evan Jurkovich notched a three-minute PR with a 2:27:37, good for 43rd place. Jurkovich closed well, moving from 69th place at the 10k to 55th at the Half. His splits were generally even and he held firm during the last 10k.
Luke Meyer hit 1:05:33 in the Half, which placed him tenth. Kieran O'Connor scored a one-second PR for 1:05:58, good for 14th place. These solid performances put the runners just a skip away from the Trials standard.
Ex-pat Benedict Sloane, who, rumor has it, is pulling for Portugal in the World Cup tomorrow, stayed relaxed for a 1:10 or so.