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Monday, October 4, 2010

The Big Three! Chrisman, Shires and Beigay...

This post was supposed to be about Jay and Stephens' marathon paced run on Saturday, and after what transpired on the streets of downtown Minneapolis on Sunday, you can read about it at the end of this most important post.

The results are in from yesterdays Medtronic Twin City Marathon:

8th Overall woman: Caitlin Chrisman, 24, Charlotte, 2.41:52...$3, 750. Qualified for the 2012 Women's Olympic Marathon Trials in Houston (she'll be joined by Megan Hovis, and maybe even...?)

10th in the 45-49 age group: Bill Shires (85th overall), 45, 2.40:o2 (splits of 1:19 and 1:20!) Awesome!

17th in the 30-34 age group: Mike Beigay, 32, 2.47:16...very strong run!

Having watched them train first hand, I am still so happy, proud, inspired and in awe of what they were able to do with their legs, head and most importantly, their hearts!

Congratulations fellow CRC'ers...you made us all proud!

On Saturday morning @ McMullen: Jay Holder cranked out 16 miles at 5:56 pace. I rolled though 15.2 miles at 6:03 pace. We were singing "Teenage Dream" on our cool down because we got hit with the runners high!

Special thanks to Ben Hovis, Aaron Linz, and Mark and Bryce Hadley for their moral and liquid support. That was huge!

Question: What place did Lasse Viren get at the Moscow 10 thousand?


  1. You (and Jay) looked amazingly strong on Saturday. Good stuff ahead for both of you come race day!

    Trivia: I want to say 5th (90% sure) but it may have been 6th. I do remember he said after the race that it was so hot and humid that he felt like he would die when he finished.

  2. You nailed it Mark! Thanks again for Saturday...