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Boit, Bersagel Lead U.S. World Half Selection

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RunnerSpace.com/RoadRacing   on Mar 3 2014, 07:31 PM

Team USA Announced for IAAF World Half Marathon Championships

Ten athletes will represent Team USA at the IAAF/AL Bank World Half Marathon Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark, March 29, USATF announced today.

The roster is highlighted by Josphat Boit who finished third at the USA Half Marathon Championships 1:01:49, while Tyler Pennel was fourth in 1:01:44 and Matthew Llano crossed the line in fifth (1:01:47).

Lauren Kleppin was the runner-up in this year’s USA Half Marathon Championships, finishing in 1:12:12. Caitlin Comfort also turned in a podium finish in Houston, crossing in 1:12:16 to solidify her spot on the World team.

Annie Bersagel is competing in her first event of the year but finished 2013 on a high note, winning the 2013 USA Women’s Marathon Championship (2:30:53) and taking a top-10 finish in the inaugural .US National Road Racing Championships (12k - 40:26).

Competition begins at 6:30 a.m. ET with the women’s half marathon, while the men’s race begins at 6:55 a.m. ET.

Team USA Roster - 2014 IAAF/AL Bank World Half Marathon Championships

Men

Josphat Boit – Mammoth Lakes, Calif.

Tyler Pennel – Blowing Rock, N.C.

Matthew Llano – Flagstaff, Ariz.

Shadrack Kiptoo – Folsom, Calif.

Fernando Cabada – Big Bear Lake, Calif.

Team Manager – Peter Henkes 

Women

Annie Bersagel – Victoria, Minn.

Lauren Kleppin – Mammoth Lakes, Calif.

Caitlin Comfort – Madison, Wisc.

Wendy Thomas – Windsor, Colo.

Clara Santucci – Dilliner, Pa.

Team Manager – Colleen De Reuck

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