Monday, April 16, 2012

Rhines Beaten into Second at More / Fitness Half Marathon

Ethiopian Alemtsehay Misganaw defeated Jen Rhines yesterday at the More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Half Marathon in New York City. Rhines owned the better PRs coming into the race (Rhines' 1:11:14 versus Misganaw's 1:12:48 at the half-marathon distance, and 2:29:32 versus 2:45:56 in the marathon), but Misganaw was able to pull away from Rhines late in the race to win by 40 seconds, 1:13.25 to 1:14:05. Misganaw's time set a new course record. The time of 1:14:05 was Jen's slowest half marathon on record, almost three minutes off the PR she set in January of last year in Houston. Michelle Frey, a 2:37:03 marathoner, was 3rd, almost 3 minutes behind Rhines, who is aiming at the 10,000 meters at the US Olympic Trials later this summer.

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