Samuel Alexander Named to Team USA For Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country

07 JAN 2014
Samuel Alexander Named to Team USA For Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country
By virtue of his outstanding performance at the USATF National Club Cross Country Championships in December, Samuel Alexander has been selected to represent Team USA at the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross-Country this Saturday, January 11, 2014 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The meet, in its 25th year, has featured some of the world's top cross country runners. LIVE streaming coverage of the event begins at 8:15am ET on

Alexander is an assistant coach for the Central Connecticut State University Cross Country and Track and Field teams. A former Central student-athlete Alexander led his team to three consecutive conference cross country championships and was the 2012 New England Champion in the 3,000m indoors. Alexander graduated from Central in the spring 2012 and is currently pursuing a master’s degree from CCSU in geography with an emphasis in planning.

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1935 John A. Kelley

Born in West Medford, Massachusetts as one of ten children, Kelley ran track and cross-country at Arlington High School in Massachusetts. He did not finish his first Boston Marathon in 1928, but eventually competed in a record 61 Boston Marathons. A legend of the marathon, Kelley won the 1935 and 1945 runnings of the Boston Marathon. He finished in second place at Boston a record seven times. Between 1934 to 1950, he finished in the top five 15 times at Boston, consistently running in the 2:30s. He ran his last full marathon at Boston in 1992 at the age of 84, his 61st start and 58th finish there.