We caught up with the surprise second American finisher at last Sunday's Houston Marathon.
There's plenty to be excited about this year as the depth of U.S. distance running is on the rise.
A huge bonus is up for grabs in the half marathon.
Peter Magill, 51 years old, runs 1:10:19 to finish fourth overall at Rock 'n' Roll L.A.
The 30-year-old from Fresno headlines this weekend's Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon.
American Fernando Cabada took second.
The NCAA 10,000m-record holder will try his hand at 13.1 miles.
The race offers a $60,000 prize purse and a $10,000 "equalizer bonus".
He won with a 28-second margin.
Californian claims his first national championship.