"At Twin Cities yesterday, Kerry ran an outstanding 2:41:33, a PR of over ten minutes, which is the second fastest time in GRC history, and was good for seventh place in a very competitive field. I can't overstate what an exceptional run that was, or how excited I am to see Kerry get the breakthrough she worked so hard for.
As I've told Kerry many times in the last couple of years, she's had Olympic Trials qualifier written all over her, but despite several big PRs at shorter distances, she's had bad luck with weather on race day and a series of nagging injuries that had her questioning whether she would ever be able to reach her potential in the marathon. After another injury setback that scuttled her spring plans, Kerry put in a really good block of training for the past few months, and the weather in Twin Cities was perfect, and Kerry took advantage of her opportunity in a huge way.
Kerry's fabulous performance was the product of years of hard work and unrelenting persistence in the face of daunting obstacles, and I'm really, really proud of what she accomplished. And Kerry is just getting started, and the best is yet to come in Atlanta on February 29, 2020."
D.C.’s Kerry Allen qualified for the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials with a 2:41:33 at the Twin Cities Marathon this...
Posted by RunWashington on Sunday, October 7, 2018
Here's the rest of notable happenings from the weekend:
Twin Cities Marathon
Emily P 2:53:10
Emily d 59:09
Maura L 61:10
Thistle (the Missile) 52:29
Sam C 54:09
Sean B 55:38