For Immediate Release
Michelle DeLuties, 617-429-095
New Balance Falmouth Road Race
Returning Champion David Torrence Faces Off Against 2011 Champion and Recorder Holder Jordan McNamara in Falmouth Mile
Former Wheelchair Champions Return to Defend Titles
Falmouth, MA, August 2, 2013– This year’s elite Falmouth Mile promises to be an exciting event on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Falmouth High School track. There will be three races starting with the Tommy Cochary High School Mile that is stacked with stellar high school athletes, followed by the wheelchair and elite races.
In the men’s field, it will be a fierce competition with 2012 champion, David Torrence, who finished with a time of 3:55.79, taking on 2011 champion and course record holder, with a 3:54.89 at Falmouth, Jordan McNamara. These two have met recently at the Emsley Carr Mile where McNamara won with a time of 3:52.42. The pair will be joined by Garrett Heath, who finished 3rd last year in his Falmouth debut and is coming off his personal best time of 3:53.15 at the Emsley Carr Mile. Other returning runners include Jack Bolas, Matt Elliot, Will Leer and Craig Miller, who placed 4th at the Falmouth mile in 2012. Making his Falmouth Mile debut this year is runner Duncan Phillips.
Top contender, Gabriele Anderson, who ran in 2012 (2nd, 4:27.94), 2011 (4th, 4:33.57), and 2010 (2nd, 4:46.27) returns after a season full of personal bests including her 8:42.64 for second place at the IAAF Diamond League 3000m. She faces tough competition from Heather Kampf, who makes her Falmouth debut with a personal best mile time of 4:27.8. Kampf placed 6th at the USATF Championships 800m this year and was the 2012 Road Mile Champion. Others to watch are Sarah Bowman Brown, who finished 4th last year in 4:31.40 and Katie Mackey, who won the 2013 USATF Oxy High Performance 1500m with a time of 4:04.60 and finished 9th in the 1500m and 8th in the 5000m at the USATF Championships. Stephanie Garcia, Ashley Miller, Aisha Praught and Sara Vaughn return to compete while Heidi Gregson debuts at the race.
Former mile world record holder, Craig Blanchette and defending mile champion Krige Schabort, lead the men’s wheelchair mile field. Last year’s mile champion, Jill Moore from the University of Illinois, will take on Jessica Galli Cloy who will be competing in her first Falmouth mile. Chelsea Crytzer will again compete in the women’s mile. All wheelchair racers will compete the next day as well where the battle is expected to be between six-time champion Galli Cloy and defending champion, Moore.
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About Falmouth Road Race
The New Balance Falmouth Road Race was established in 1973 and has become one of the premier running events of the summer season. Each year the race draws an international field of Olympians, elite and recreational runners out to enjoy the iconic 7-mile seaside course. The non-profit Falmouth Road Race organization is committed to promoting health and fitness through community programs and philanthropic giving.