Tegenkamp Back To Form In Heusdon, US 5000m Team Solidified

Men's 5000.

Matt Tegenkamp winning the 5000m at the 2009 US Championships. Photo: PhotoRun.net

Huesdon plays host to top American distance runners.

The 2009 KBC Night of Athletics in Heusdon, Belgium is always a fast affair, and this year’s edition did not disappoint. American Matt Tegenkamp toed the starting line with hopes of running a PR, and possible American record, in the 5000m. Although he came up short, “Teg” ran his fastest time, 13:07.97, since 2007 and in the process hit the World Championship “A” standard.  Because of the way the rules work for the World Championships, Tegenkamp’s “A” time pulls in Evan Jager, third place finisher at the US Championships, and finalizes the American contingent for Berlin.  Tegenkamp and Jager will joined by another former Wisconsin Badger, Chris Solinsky, in Berlin this August.

Interview with Tegenkamp after his race:

Matthew Tegenkamp sets A-standard 13:07.47 in Heusden from Losse Veter on Vimeo.

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