Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Happy Birthday, Terrence Mahon

Today Terrence Mahon, an eight-time all american while running at Villanova, turns 40 years old. Mahon, known these days an one of the top distance coaches in the business (see the careers of Deena Kastor, Ryan Hall, to name only two), was the Big East 10,000 meter champion in 1993, and won the IC4A titles at 5000i meters in 1992 and 10,000 meters in 1993. As a post-collegiate professional runner, Mahon won the USATF 30K national title and qualified for five Olympic trials (twice on the track and thrice at the marathon distance). He owns PRs of 4:05.9 (mile), 8:05.9 (3000 meters), 13:33.2 (5000 meters), 28:31.1 (10,000 meters), 1:03:37 (half marathon) and 2:13:02 (marathon). Despite these great accomplishments, he is most envied for being married to Jen Rhines.

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