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 years 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 Womens 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 womens half marathon, while the mens 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