Saturday, March 29, 2014

EWU alum Mattie Suver finishes 36th at IAAF world half marathon championships...

COPENHAGEN, Denmark--Eastern Washington University alum Mattie Suver (left/photo by Mike Scott) finished 36th at the IAAF world half-marathon championships Saturday through the streets of the Danish capital.

Suver  ran a  season best time of 1:12:41 and was the fourth runner across the line for Team USA, which was led by Annie Bersagel's 13th place finish in 1:10:09.

Other Americans included Lauren Kleppin in 14th (1:10:15), Clara Santucci in 34th (1:12:21), and Wendy Thomas in 1:14:06.

The USA earned a fifth place team finish

Kenya's Gladys Cherono won the world title with a time of 1:07:28, leading the Kenyan squad to an unprecedented 1-5 finish and the world title.  Ethiopia and Japan took the other two podium spots, followed by Italy in fourth.

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