Despite the early weather forecasts of horrific weather and the dourpours the day before, the skies cleared fora group of dedicated race walkers to toe the line at the 74th Annual 40km USATF National Championship. 40 competitors started, although not all intended to complete the near marathon distance. One of the great advantages of the 40km is that meet director Elliot Denman let's everyone walk just about any distance. It fills the field nicely in an event that otherwise might not attract such great numbers. It also allows younger (as well as older) walkers to compete alongside national and international class race walkers.
20 Kilometers - Women
Lisa Marie Vellucci, East Side Track Club, 2:13:26
Panse Geer, Shore AC, 2:18:05
Melissa Endy, Shore AC, 1:04:59
Kay Brinkley, Unattached, 38:32