Top 10 US Distance Running Moments Of 2009

  • By Race Coverage
  • Published Dec. 15, 2009

Running USA names the top distance running accomplishments by Americans in 2009.

Ryan Lamppa of Running USA took the time to break down the top US distance running moments of 2009. A diverse group of athletes from ultra distance runners to steeplechasers made the fifth annual list. See if your favorite runners made the list, and who had the #1 moment in US distance running for 2009! blogger Dathan Ritzenhein made the list three times. Photo:

Semick, U.S. Women Strike Gold at World Cup 100K

Ritzenhein, Rupp 6th and 8th at Worlds

Shalane Shatters U.S. 5000m Indoor Record

Barringer 5th at Worlds, Sets U.S. Steeple Record

Hall, Goucher Third at Boston

Rupp’s Triple Leads Oregon to NCAA Indoor Team Title

Ritzenhein Smashes U.S. 5000m Record at Zürich

Lagat’s 5000m Silver Medal at World Championships

Ritzenhein Earns Bronze Medal at World Half-Marathon Championships

Keflezighi Does It! Wins 40th New York City Marathon

For the full article, including descriptions of each winner and a list of honorable mentions, check out Ryan Lamppa’s full article at: Running USA Wire

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