Ten athletes will represent Team USA at the IAAF/AL Bank World Half Marathon Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark, March 29, USATF announced today. The roster is highlighted by Josphat Boit who finished third at the USA Half Marathon Championships 1:01:49, while Tyler Pennel of Zap Fitness Foundation in Blowing

Rock, N.C., was fourth in 1:01:44 and Matthew Llano crossed the line in fifth (1:01:47).



Lauren Kleppin was the runner-up in this year’s USA Half Marathon Championships, finishing in 1:12:12. Caitlin Comfort also turned in a podium finish in Houston, crossing in 1:12:16 to solidify her spot on the World team.


Annie Bersagel is competing in her first event of the year but finished 2013 on a high note, winning the 2013 USA Women’s Marathon Championship (2:30:53) and taking a top-10 finish in the inaugural .US National Road Racing Championships (12k - 40:26).


Competition begins at 6:30 a.m. ET with the women’s half marathon, while the men’s race begins at 6:55 a.m. ET.


Team USA Roster - 2014 IAAF/AL Bank World Half Marathon Championships




Josphat Boit – Mammoth Lakes, Calif.


Tyler Pennel – Blowing Rock, N.C.


Matthew Llano – Flagstaff, Ariz.


Shadrack Kiptoo – Folsom, Calif.


Fernando Cabada – Big Bear Lake, Calif.


Team Manager – Peter Henkes




Annie Bersagel – Victoria, Minn.


Lauren Kleppin – Mammoth Lakes, Calif.


Caitlin Comfort – Madison, Wisc.


Wendy Thomas – Windsor, Colo.


Clara Santucci – Dilliner, Pa.


Team Manager – Colleen De Reuck



Photo Courtesy: Tyler Pennell, Zap Fitness Foundation