Competitor’s 2015 Runners of the Year

From high school track to grueling ultramarathons, memorable moments abound in the world of competitive running in 2015. In the U.S., a few names stood out from the rest.

Competitor’s 2015 Runners of the Year took into account the calendar year of performances among distance runners who are living and training in the United States, regardless of where they competed.

Here are our winners:

Women’s Ultrarunning: Camille Herron, 34, Warr Acres, Okla.
College Men: Edward Cheserek, Oregon
Men’s Cross Cross Country: Chris Derrick, 25, Portland, Ore.
High School Boys: Drew Hunter, 18, Purcellville, Va.
Women’s Track: Emily Infeld, 25, Portland, Ore.
Trail Running Men – Joe Gray, 31, Colorado Springs
Women’s Masters: Deena Kastor, 42, Mammoth Lakes, Calif.
Men’s Masters: Bernard Lagat, 41, Tucson, Ariz.
Women’s Cross Country: Laura Thweatt, 27, Boulder, Colo.
Marathon Women: Desiree Linden, 32, Rochester Hills, Mich.
Trail Running Women
Photo Credit: Myke Hermsmeyer
College Women: Molly Seidel, Notre Dame
High School Girls: Katie Rainsberger, 17, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Marathon Men: Dathan Ritzenhein, 32, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Men’s Track: (tie) Ben True, 29, Hanover, N.H., and Galen Rupp, 29, Portland, Ore.
Men’s 5K-Half: Ben True, 29, Hanover, N.H.
Men’s Ultrarunning: Zach Miller, 26, Manitou Springs, Colo.
Women’s 5K-Half: Molly Huddle, 31, Providence, R.I.

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