Saturday, August 29, 2009

dathan ritzenhein's 12:56:27 breaks american 5k record!!

while that's a picture of dathan ritzenhein is from last year's summer olympics games in beijing, it's works for his brand new american 5k record: 12:56:27 - breaking bob kennedy's 13 year old 12:58:21 (coincidentally, set at the very same track)!

ritzenhein, a marathoner(!) who also ran 10ks, took 3rd place at the golden league games 5k in zurich yesterday. in the process ritzenhein became only the 3rd non-african male to run a 5k in under 13 minutes. his previous personal best for a 5k was 13:16:06!


Niles said...

Please correct Kennedy's time. Awesome race by Ritzenhein.

rundangerously said...

thanks niles! 12:28 would've been a tough time to break ;D