The Georgetown grad has enjoyed a phenomenal professional debut year.
Her first year as a professional runner has been good to Emily Infield. The New York Road Runners recently profiled the 2012 NCAA Champion in advance of her race at Saturday’s NYRR Dash to the Finish Line 5K in New York City.
Infield was second at the USA 5K Championships in Providence, RI earlier this fall and clocked a blazing 31:47 at the Tufts 10K for Women this month, becoming the fastest woman at that distance since Deena Kastor in 2004.
“I guess I didn’t really know what it meant,” she said of her 10K time. “I was going for the win. It took me a bit to process it, but [then] I was really happy.”
Sentayehu Ejigu won the 10K that day, but Infield was only seven seconds off the old course record.
Infield ran for Georgetown University, where she was an 11-time All-American.
Her father, Dr. Michael Infeld, will also be running in New York City this weekend. A seasoned marathoner, Dr. Infield will be tackling New York City for the first time.
“If Emily and I ever run in the same marathon, I am sure she will be so far ahead of me that I will have to get her take on the race long after she finishes,” he said.
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