Sunday, May 3, 2009

USA! USA!

Late last night while we were all sleeping here in the States, the US Ladies 24-Hour team, led by Jamie Donaldson's 136+ miles, were running out of their shoes to earn 2nd place (Silver Medal!!) at the World 24 Hour Championships in Italy! That's the best team performance ever!Jamie Donaldson in the zone

Jamie's total was good enough to place her 4th in the world - that's one place better for her than at last year's championship in Korea...and certainly not her ceiling! She was also the top placing American runner (male or female)...In fact, the top 4 US ladies (Jamie, Annette Bednosky, Deb Horn, and Carilyn Johnson) all finished above the top US male runner. Must have been a rough day for the guys out there w/ heat issues and injuries, but the shiny SILVER MEDAL the ladies are bringing home makes it a monumental and happy day for all of Team USA - CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Silver Medal Winners: Jen Van Allen, Annette Bednosky, Deb Horn, Jamie Donaldson, Carilyn Johnson

4 comments:

AnthonyP said...

Wow !!! Congrats to Team USA !

Jamie Donaldson said...

Thanks for thinking of us and the amazing post. Team UA rocked and we had a blast too! It was such an amazing event and I can't wait for you to be a part of it too! Rumor has it after you qualify at Cleveland you better start practicing your French! BTW--I skipped out on extra gellato because of you--I didn't want -3 miles!

Jamie Donaldson said...

OOPS...jet lag...Team USA not Under Armor!

Dan Rose said...

Oooooh, won't it be sweet to head to France and take on the reigning champs on their own turf?!! It'll be like Rocky IV in Russia -- "They can't break" Team USA!!