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Ten American Runners to Watch in 2013

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Jan. 7, 2013
Jacob Riley capped off his first season as a professional with an individual win at the U.S. Club Cross Country Championships. Photo: USATF.org

Jacob Riley

Riley, a six-time All-American at Stanford, enjoyed a solid first professional season as a member of the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project. He finished 13th in the 10,000m final at last summer’s Olympic Trials, running a personal best 28:08.36, and in December capped off his year by winning the individual title at the U.S. Club Cross Country Championships in Kentucky while leading the H-B squad to the team championship. Most recently he finished 7th overall in 24:50 at the BUPA Great Edinburgh cross country race in Scotland, helping the U.S. to the team title. It will be interesting to see if Riley begins to dabble in more longer distance road races in 2013.

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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