Bobby Curtis is back on the roads this weekend, in his first big test after his winter racing season was hijacked by a foot injury. Since then, his race-conditions running has been relegated to rabbiting a 5000 meter race in Tasmania, Australia in early February. By all accounts, he's healthy and confident going into the race. Here's how the New York Road Runners describes Bobby Curtis on the eve of the New York City Half Marathon on Sunday.
NYC Half Welcomes Bobby!
Appearing in his first NYC Half, Bobby Curtis is coming off a personal-best 1:01:53 at the 2011 ING Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half-Marathon, where he placed ninth. He made his marathon debut in the ING New York City Marathon 2011, placing 15th with a 2:16:44. Curtis, 26, A former cross-country champion at Villanova University, won the NCAA 5000-meter track title in 2008. In 2011, he placed second in the 10,000 meters at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational, and he was the top American finisher at the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K (in 29:09).
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