Twenty six year old American Nick Arciniaga finished 3rd in the San Diego Rock and Roll Marathon with a 2:11:47!
Nick, formerly of the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project, moved to Flagstaff and now runs for McMillan Elite.
It's not like Nick has come out of nowhere- he placed 7th at the US Champs Houston Half Marathon in 1:03:22 and 8th in the 2009 NYC Marathon in 2:13:46 (see his finish on YouTube).
Flotrack interview with Nick Arciniaga prior to the NY City Half Marathon where he ran 1:03 for 15th. Note that in the interview (done in March), he mentions it's the end of his season and he will be planning a fall marathon. I guess Greg McMillan changed his mind.
Good to see the increasing number of Americans running close to the 2:10 range!
Note: Nick has a fan page on Facebook.
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