B.A.A.’s Caroline Bjune wins 10K title at USATF Masters Outdoor Championships

04 AUG 2014
B.A.A.’s Caroline Bjune wins 10K title at USATF Masters Outdoor Championships

Caroline Bjune received a USATF First Timer Grant to compete in the Masters Outdoor National Track & Field Championships. The meet took place at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina on July 17th – 20th. The first event of the meet was the women’s 10,000 meter race with Caroline leading the way to victory in 40:17 and over a minute ahead of the next competitor. Caroline returned to the track the following day to compete in the 5000 meter race where she placed 7th overall in the 40-44 age category with a time of 19:33. Congrats to Caroline on her first national championship win as a master.

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B.A.A. Moment 3

1966 - Bobbi Gibb

Although not an official entrant, Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. Joining the starting field shortly after the gun had been fired, Gibb finished the race in 3:21:40 to place 126th overall. Gibb again claimed the “unofficial” title in 1967 and 1968.