Somers Smith Named USATF Athlete Of The Week

Former Olympian sets U.S. 45-49 half marathon record at Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose.

Fresh off her second-place, 1:13:31 finish at this past Sunday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Half Marathon, Linda Somers Smith has been named the USA Track & Field Athlete of The Week.

Finishing 1 minute and 36 seconds seconds behind 2008 U.S. Olympian Blake Russell, Somers Smith, who represented the U.S. in the marathon at the 1996 Games in Atlanta, shattered Colleen De Reuck’s pending U.S. 45-49 age group half marathon record by almost three minutes.

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