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RRCA Announces 2011 Roads Scholar Class

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Jul. 12, 2011
  • Updated Jul. 12, 2011 at 10:02 AM UTC
Photo: Running USA

Bobby Mack

Mack, a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, currently lives and trains in Raleigh. He attended North Carolina State University where he ran cross country and track for Coach Rollie Geiger’s Wolfpack. An all ACC and All-American Cross Country runner, Mack set the pace for the Wolfpack leading the team to an ACC title in 2004. After a couple seasons of injuries Mack returned to top form and led the team to the NCAA Cross Country Championships in 2008.

Mack has continued working with the NC State team as a volunteer coach. He launched his professional running career by making the World Cross Country team and representing the USA in Poland at the 2010 World Cross Country Championships.

The 2011 season saw him drop his 10K time to 28:11 and earn his first national road racing title at the USA 8K Championships in Carmel, Indiana. Other top national finishes include first American finisher and 5th overall in the 2011 Cooper River Bridge run in Charleston, South Carolina, along with a 7th place finish at the USA 10K Road National Championships at the 2010 Peachtree Road Race. Mack, 26, currently races and works for a local running shop, The Athlete’s Foot Cameron Village in Raleigh, North Carolina.

“It is very motivating to receive the Roads Scholar grant,” Mack said. “As I continue to train and compete at the highest level possible, I want to thank the Road Runners Club of America along with their donors for helping me pursue my goals and staying active in my local running community.”

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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