Three for the Road: Cappello, Faber and Meyer Post Top Finishes at the U.S. 20k Championship

05 SEP 2011
Three for the Road: Cappello, Faber and Meyer Post Top Finishes at the U.S. 20k Championship
Heather Cappello, Jeannette Faber, and Lucas Meyer all took top places at the U.S 20k Championship, hosted by the New Haven 20k on Monday, September 5, 2011. Cappello and Faber secured spots in the top ten, with only three places and 34 seconds separating them. Cappello was 5th in 1:10:19 and Faber was 8th in 1:10:53. Meyer cracked the top fifteen with his 1:03:24, placing 13th overall. All three athletes are preparing for the marathon at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Houston, TX on January 14, 2012.

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B.A.A. Moment 6

1972 - Women Official Entrants in Marathon

Although Bobbi Gibb was the first woman to complete the Boston Marathon in 1966, it was not until the 1972 Boston Marathon that women could become official entrants due to a change in AAU rules. Pictured (left to right) above are seven of the eight women who participanted in the first official women's field of the Boston Marathon - Nina Kusciak, Katherine Switzer, Elaine Pederson, Ginny Collins, Pat Barrett, Frances Morrison, Sara Mae Berman (not pictured - Valerie Rogosheske).