Top 10 US Distance Running Moments Of 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!

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Competitor.com blogger Dathan Ritzenhein made the list three times. Photo: PhotoRun.net

#10
Semick, U.S. Women Strike Gold at World Cup 100K

#9
Ritzenhein, Rupp 6th and 8th at Worlds

#8
Shalane Shatters U.S. 5000m Indoor Record

#7
Barringer 5th at Worlds, Sets U.S. Steeple Record

#6
Hall, Goucher Third at Boston

#5
Rupp’s Triple Leads Oregon to NCAA Indoor Team Title

#4
Ritzenhein Smashes U.S. 5000m Record at Zürich

#3
Lagat’s 5000m Silver Medal at World Championships

#2
Ritzenhein Earns Bronze Medal at World Half-Marathon Championships

#1
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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