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Half Marathon Men
RACE BIB NAME COUNTRY CAREER HIGHLIGHTS Date of
Kenya Winner of the first World Marathon Majors of the year in
Tokyo in February. Used to be Martin Lel’s gardener until he
was persuaded to start training with his group! Ran his PR
for the half in 2012 in Den Haag, the Netherlands in 61:34.
Ethiopia Tilahun ran 59.19 for his personal best in 2010 when winning
in Abu Dhabi. He was forced to drop out of Boston in April,
he won the Rotterdam Marathon last year and finished 3
the 2012 Chicago Marathon.
KOTUT Cybrian Kotut Kenya Cybrian was second at RnR Philadelphia last year with a PR
Eritrea Samson was 8
at the World Half Marathon Championships
in Copenhagen and has a PR of 60:13 which he set on that
day. Two weeks ago he won the River Bank Run over 25km.
Ryan Hall Redding /
Ryan is the only American to break the 60minute barrier
posting a PR of 59:43 for an American record when running
in Houston Half Marathon in 2007. He has 3 national titles
and also holds a 2:04.58 PR at Boston Marathon in 2011.
Ryan has finished second here in San Diego and at RnR
Arizona as well as winning in Philadelphia in 2009.
Eritrea He ust turned 18 and has already run 28:26 for 10K on the
roads in France last year, won the Eritrean senior 10000m
Championships last year in 29:51 at 8000+ feet (which
converts to around 28flat) and most recently took the bronze
medal in the junior race at the AllAfrica Cross Country
Championships in Uganda last month. He was 4
in Bay to
Kiflom Sium Eritrea Kiflom has run 1:01:54 for the half marathon and 2:11:09 for
the marathon. He was 10
in the 2012 IAAF World Half
Eugene / OR Represented Team USA at the recent World Half Marathon
Championships in Copenhagen.
BUNDI Geoffrey Bundi Kenya Just won Bay to Breakers 2 weeks ago in 35:04. He has
been training and racing in Mexico.
Boulder / CO Jeffrey ran a 63:00 PR in Japan in February during his build
up to another PR and an 8
place finish at the Boston
Marathon in April.
SHAY Stephen Shay Huntington
Beach / CA
Stephen set his personal best when finishing fifth at the US
Half Marathon Champs in 2010 in 62:26. Stephen finished
inside the top 10 here last year running 65:01.
Danel Derese Ethiopia Danel is living and training in New York City. His PR for the
marathon is 2:10 which he set in China earlier this year.
PROCTOR Gabriel Proctor Mammoth
Lakes / CA
Personal best of 62:22 set at the Houston Half Marathon in
January of this year. Gabe was a National Track Champion
at Western State Colorado University.
Ethiopia Two victories so far this year over 10K at the Cooper River
Bridge Run and the Crescent City Classic. 62:16 best set in
China in 2010.
FADIL Mohamed Fadil Morocco Mohamed lives and trains out of Albuquerque, NM and has a
personal best of 62:15, which he set in the Netherlands in
2007. This year he has run 64:24 in finishing second at the
Shamrock Half Marathon in Virginia Beach.
Cesar Lizano Costa Rica Ran 1:05:52 at RnR Philly last fall and recently PR'd for 10
miles at Broad Street Run in 49:52.
Andy Wacker Boulder / CO Personal best of 1:03.25 set at the 2013 USA Half Marathon
Championships in Duluth, MN. University of Colorado
graduate where he was a 2x D1 NCAA cross country
NADLER Enoch Nadler Richardson /
Set his personal best in Houston at the US Championships
earlier this year running 1:03:55. Won six races in 2013 and
was named Dallas Runner of the year at the start of the year.
James Lander Brea / CA James has a personal best of 64:56 and competed in 2008
SOLIS Anthony Solis Citrus
Heights / CA
Anthony has already qualified for the 2016 Olympic Trials
with a PR of 64:53 set in Houston last January. He was the
2013 USATF SCA 10K & Cross Country Champion. He was
also a 2009 USA Jr Team Member at 10,000m.
Kevin Pool Folsom / CA Kevin won last year’s Napa Valley Marathon. His half best is
1:05:53. which he set at the 2013 US Championships (Duluth
FUENTES David Fuentes Austin / TX David won the 2011 RnR San Antonio Marathon. His PR for
the half marathon is 65:45 set in February at the Woodlands
Half Marathon. David also won the Austin Half Marathon in
2010 and 2011.
Boulder / CO Tyler has a personal best of 1:03:16, set at the Grandma’s
Half Marathon in 2013.
COSENS Ryan Cosens Costa Mesa
Half marathon personal best of 65:23 set at last year’s Rock
‘n’ Roll San Diego.
COOK Roosevelt Cook
WILSON Jonny Wilson Flamouth /
Half marathon best of 1:05:25 which he set in 2012 when
running the American Family Fitness ½ Marathon in
JOHNSON Brandon Allyn
Denver / CO 2time DII All American in indoor mile and outdoor 5K @
Metropolitan State University of Denver. Two School records.
4:06 mile/ 14:07 5K/ 30:30 10K
SAMANO Ismael Samano Panorama
City / CA
Ismael has won Hanson Dam Half Marathon, Redondo
Beach Super Bowl 10K and was the winner of the under 29
section of Carlsbad 5000.
JOERGER Kevin Joerger
Ran 29:38 for his 10,000m best. Loyola Marymount 10K
School Record Holder and the 2014 CalNevada 5K
GRIMES Bennett Grimes Seattle / WA Bennett was a 3X NCAA CrossCountry AllAmerican whilst
at Western Washington University. He has run 29:54 for 10K.
Ran 1:08:34 personal best in 2011 at Humbolt Half
Marathon. Injured all last year.
DAUM Jeremy Daum San Antonio
1:08:27 best last year. He has three top3 finishes at the RnR
San Antonio Marathon
Chris Gomez Flagstaff /
Former school record holder, NAU, 4 time Flagstaff Summer
Running Series Men’s Open Champion (20092013)
Daniel Gonia El Cajon /
Debut half marathon. Daniel has a 28:56 best for 10000m
set at Mt Sac in 2009.
BREEN Dillon Breen Spring
Valley / CA
Chula Vista /
Defending Masters champion. 2012 Masters winner Rock ‘n’
Roll San Diego Half marathon / Carlsbad Half marathon
2012 Masters winner
JACKSON Alan Jackson Los Osos /
Twotime winner of Sacramento Urban Cow 1/2 Marathon.
Top100 Nat'l Club XC Championships 2011, 2012
Half Marathon – Women
RACE BIB NAME COUNTRY CAREER HIGHLIGHTS AGE
Rita Jeptoo Kenya Rita is one of the best marathoners in the world at the moment.
Fresh from her victory at the Boston Marathon in April, she goes
into the fall marathon season as one of the 3 women hoping to
take away the $500,000 World Marathon Majors
Ethiopia Birhane’s big breakthrough was in this year’s Tokyo Marathon,
finishing a close second in a PR of 2:22:30. This will be her first
competitive half marathon.
Ethiopia Winner of LA Marathon earlier this year. Amane has a personal
best for the half marathon of 68:16 from Ras al Khamiah in
2010. The last 2 years Amane has finished third at the Dubai
Japan Yuko has a personal best from 2012 when she was second in
Okayama in 1:10:06. Yuko ran San Diego last year finishing 7
in 1:11:40. Yuko is currently training in Albuquerque, NM.
Eritrea Her last race was the IAAF World Half Marathon in
Copenhagen where she ran a 1:12:13 PR in finishing 31
in Bay to Breakers.
Japan Eri set her personal best of 1:10:30 last year in Muragame. She
finished fourth at Nagoya Marathon in March and set a new
personal best of 2:25:31. She has experience of competing at
World Marathon Majors and is a past Honolulu Marathon
champion. Eri is currently training in Albuquerque, NM.
Eritrea She has mostly just raced within Eritrea (at over 8000 feet) but
also did well at the World Half Marathon Championships in
Copenhagen, running a PR 1:12:45 for 37
place. She was 7
in Bay to Breakers 2 weeks ago.
SLATTERY Sara Slattery Flagstaff /
Former NCAA champion over 5000m and 10000m. 10/02/1981
Ethiopia Almaz is living and training in New York. Her marathon PR is
2:33 set in China earlier in the year.
Chapel Hills /
This year she has PR’d over 10 miles just down the road in
Encinitas. Six time NCAA Division I AllAmerican at Harvard.
KIBII Jane Kibii Kenya 1:10:21 personal best set at the 2011 RnR Philadelphia Half
Marathon. This year Jane is 2014 Shamrock Half Marathon and
NorCal 10 Mile Champion. Also she was 2
at the 2014
SacTown 10 Mile.
Katja set her 10,000m PR of 34:22 at Mt. SAC this year. For 10
miles she ran 57:40 at Surf City Huntington Beach in November
of 2013. Half marathon best is 1:15:25 at Santa to the Sea Half,
Ran 2:43:09 for the marathon last year in San Francisco.
Michelle’s best half marathon is 1:16:53 also set in San
Francisco last year. She won the San Francisco’s 2
Marathon and the Jungle Half Marathon in 2013.
CAMY Liz Camy Camarillo /
Ran 1:15:54 at the USA Half Marathon Championships. Liz won
two half marathons last year, The OC Half Marathon and the
Long Beach Half Marathon.
DE VOS Nathalie de
Springs / CO
Whilst competing for her native Belgium, Nathalie has two top
10 finishes at the European Championships and finished 11
the World Championships in Osaka 2007.
Boulder / CO Joanne was 4
in the 2000 Olympic Games in the Triathlon and
qualified for the last Olympic Trials in the marathon. 1:16:09
personal best set at the USA Championships last year.
Tucson / AZ 1:16.51 personal best which she set on her way to winning the
IMS Half Marathon in Glendale, Arizona.
Ashley qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trials. Her best for the
half marathon is 1:17:32, which she set in 2012. Last fall she
at the RnR San Jose Half Marathon.
Autumn Ray Tucson / AZ 1:17.23 personal best. Autumn is a 3x All American triathlete,
and was an All American XC skiing and has qualified for Kona
on 3 occasions.
COLE Amy Cole Tucson / AZ Winner of this year’s PF Changs Arizona RnR Marathon, Amy
set her personal best for the half running, 1:18:13 at the Tucson
Half Marathon 2014.
Erin Richard Tucson / AZ Erin set her personal best last year at the Austin Half Marathon
running 1.18.14. Erin was a 5time D2 All American and a 2012
Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier.
Tucson / AZ 1:17.37 personal best set in Duluth, 2012. 1st 2014 OC Half
Marathon. 1st 2012 3TV Half Marathon and 1st 2012 Long
Beach Half Marathon.
San Diego /
Ran personal best of 1:18:47 on her way to victory at the San
Diguito Half Marathon earlier this year.
CAIL Stacy Cail Seattle / WA Stacey set her PR here last year running 1:19:35. 06/01/1978
San Diego /
Jennifer ran 1:18:50 at last year’s RnR San Diego Half
Marathon. She also won the women’s 3039 race at the
Carlsbad 5000 in 2013. She was an Olympic Trials qualifier in
2012 and was an AllAmerican at Michigan State in 2000.
DAUM Emily Daum San Antonio
Emily set her personal best when she ran 1:17:48 at the U.S.
National Half Marathon Championships last year in Duluth, MN.
She won the 2013 RnR Dallas Half Marathon and was third at
the 2010 RnR San Antonio Marathon.
Allison Clark Flagstaff /
San Jose /
Stephanie ran 2:49:23 at last years Boston Marathon for her
Menlo Park /
First serious half marathon attempt. Running for the New
Balance Silicon Valley team
FORD Kara Ford Broomfield /
Kara set her PR of 1:19: at last year’s RnR Philadelphia Half
Jennifer runs with the Northern Arizona Elite team in Flagstaff,
AZ. She is a Truman State University (Kirksville, MO) alumni.
San Diego /
Agegroup winner at San Diego RnR Half Marathons between
2010 and 2013. Janice was also 2
place age group LA RnR
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BRUCE Ben Bruce Flagstaff / AZ Ben won this year’s RnR New Orleans Marathon earlier this year in his
debut. His best half marathon is 62:53 which he ran in January earlier
Paso Robles /
James set his personal best of 2:15:44 at last year’s Grandma's
Marathon. Also set his PR for the half marathon here last year running
64:57. Jameson is a twotime winner of the Portland Marathon in
2012 and 2013.
Aurora / CO Ran 2:18:21 at the U.S. Championships at the Twin Cities Marathon
last year. Went to college at Western State College, Gunnison, CO
and is currently running for Boulder Running Company/Adidas.
RACE # NAME COUNTRY CAREER HIGHLIGHTS AGE
St Anselmo /
3time member of the USATF 100K national team including 2009
Gold Medal winning team in Belgium. 2007 RRCA Marathon
National Champion. 2010 50mile road national champion. 2012
Olympi.c Trials marathoner and has a marathon PR of 2:38:55.
La Jolla / CA PR set in 2007 running 2:41 at the St George Marathon. Her best
half is 1:16. Megan has competed in 4 World Mountain Running
Championships and qualified for the last 2 Olympic Trials.
Schertz / TX Winner of this years RnR New Orleans Marathon running a
personal best of 2:58:55
Member of Impala Racing Team in San Francisco. Ran 66
minutes for 10 miles in 2012.
San Diego /
Celestine set her PR in the half here last year running 1:21. She
was second overall female in Carlsbad last year.
SMITH Kelli Smith Sauus / CA Ran her PR when finishing 25
at the Paris Marathon last year in
2:52:42. Kelli is a member of Orange County Running club and
coaches track and XC at a local university.