Thursday, July 30, 2009

American 800 Meter Runners Look Primed for Worlds

Watch for the name Maggie Vessey at the upcoming World Championships (if she gets to run- she did not make the US team but now has the A standard)-she just ran the fastest 800 meters in the world this year-1:57.84 in Monaco (#7 all time on the US list). Vessey lives in Santa Cruz with her sister and her sister's boyfriend and works 30 hours a week at Jerry's Sports ( interview). Somebody give this girl a contract please!

On the men's side Olympian Nick Symmonds set a PR-1:43.83 finishing 3rd. Check out the story at and you can watch video of the races at

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