Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Curtis Brings Gaudy 27:33 to Zatopek 10,000
Bobby Curtis will compete in the 50th running of the Zatopek 10 tomorrow at Olympic Stadium in Melbourne, Australia (where he trains during the US wintertime). Curtis owns an all-time USA top-10 PR over 10,000 meters (27:33.38 at Stanford in May of this year) and will be in the mix with training partner and Australian national record holder Collis Birmingham (PR 27:29), Ben St Lawrence, Kenyans Josphat Menjo (who is the 2010 world leader with a 26:56.74 to his credit) and Luke Kipkosgei (who owns the course record of 27:22.54), and Aussie 10,000 specialist Shawn Forrest. Curtis finished second in the 2009 race.
Here is a nice preview: