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Posted: Monday, April 30, 20182018 USATF Half Marathon Championships Full Field Announced

An impressive field of almost 100 American distance runners are set to race at the 2018 USATF Half Marathon Championships on Sunday morning, May 6. The national title tilt will be held in conjunction with the 10th DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events. 
In the men’s division, U.S. Olympian and defending USATF Running Circuit Champion Leonard Korir headlines one of the largest invited fields in recent history. Also toeing the start line will be Samuel Kosgei, who placed second at the 2017 Army 10 Miler, and Matt Llano, who finished second at the 2015 USATF Marathon Championships. Rounding out the top of the men’s field is recent addition Chris Derrick, a three-time USA Cross Country Champion.
Leading the women’s field is Aliphine Tuliamuk, two-time defending USATF Running Circuit Champion and 7-time National Champion. Challenging Tuliamuk at the front will be recent additions Gwen Jorgensen, an Olympic and World Champion triathlete recently turned pro distance runner, and Sara Hall, the 2017 USA Marathon Champion. Top athletes Lindsey Scherf, who recently broke the women’s indoor marathon world record, and Lindsay Flanagan will also compete for the national title. 
This year’s USATF Half Marathon Championships – the 31st for the men and 22nd for the women –  offers an event record prize purse of $85,000. The top 15 finishers in the male and female Open divisions will earn guaranteed prize money, including a record $15,000 each for the national champions. There will also be additional money available through performance time and record bonuses.
Entered in the men’s and women’s fields (Athlete / Affiliation / Half Marathon PR) as of April 30 are:
Leonard Korir, Army, 59:52, defending USATF Half Marathon Champion
Samuel Kosgei, Army, 1:03:23
Parker Stinson, Saucony, 1:03:17
Matt Llano, HOKA ONE ONE NAZ Elite, 1:01:47
Chris Derrick, Nike Bowerman TC, 1:01:12
George Alex, Dave Barney Running / Skechers Performance, 1:02:54
Willie Milam, Roots Running Project/361, 1:03:08
Ben Payne, Pikes Peak Elite, 1:03:10
Johnny Crain, ZAP Fitness / Reebok, 1:03:21
Eric Ashe, Boston Athletic Association, 1:03:30
Wade Meddles, Roots Running Project/361, 1:03:36
Josh Izewski, ZAP Fitness / Reebok, 1:03:40
Matthew Williams, Pikes Peak Elite, 1:03:57
Andrew Epperson, Seimers Dreamers, 1:04:04
Brogan Austin, Rabbit PRO, 1:04:38
Juan Paredes, Cal Coast Track Club, 1:04:38
Matthew McDonald, Atlanta Track Club, 1:05:10
Patrick Geoghegan, Unattached, 1:05:38
Ryan Root, Tulsa Runner, 1:07:03
Ethan Coffey, Eddie's Health Shoppe, 1:07:06
Matthew Fecht, Unattached, 1:07:18
Darryl Brown, New Balance, 1:07:26
Adam Wollant, Stoeffler-Wollant, 1:07:28
Teage O’Connor, GMAA, 1:07:34
Sam Montclair, Hartbeat TC, 1:07:45
Chris Fyock, West Texas Running Club, 1:07:54
Julian Heninger,  Bowerman Track Club Elite, 1:08:04
Lauri Takacsi-Nagy, Boulder Track Club, 1:08:44
Ian Walsh, Unattached, 1:08:50
Olivier Vrambout, RUN MN, 1:10:00
Christopher Cipro, Nittany Track & Field, 1:10:39
Mark Greene, Alamo City Running Club, 1:11:51
Aiman Scullion, Second Sole Akrun,  28:54.65 (10,000m)
Joseph Whelan, Stotan Racing / Nike, 1:08:51
Ian Butler, Hudson Elite, 1:05:33
Andrew Colley, ZAP Fitness / Reebok, 47:12 (10 miles)
Isidore Herrera, Unattached, 1:04:20
Nicholas Filippazzo, Unattached, 1:05:54
Riley Coates, U.S. Air Force / Pikes Peak Elite, 1:05:55
Brett Lustgarten , Illinois Elite, 1:09:2
Elliot Martynkiewicz, Unattached, 51:06 (10 miles)
Justin Taylor, Unattached, 1:10:22
Wilkerson Given, Atlanta Track Club Elite ,1:03:33 
Bijan Mazaheri, Caltech Track Club, 1:07:18
Sid Vaughn Jr., Hudson Elite, 1:04:03
David Cheromei, Unattached, 1:08:15
Aliphine Tuliamuk, HOKA ONE ONE NAZ Elite, 1:09:16
Gwen Jorgensen, Nike Bowerman Track Club, Debut
Sara Hall, ASICS, 1:09:37
Lindsay Flanagan, Unattached, 1:12:05
Rochelle Kanuho, Unattached, 1:11:28
Margo Malone, Mammoth Track Club, 1:18:02
Elaina Tabb, Boston Athletic Association, 1:12:29
Valerie Sanchez, Cal Coast Track Club, 1:11:49
Maddie Van Beek, Unattached, 1:14:09
Lindsey Scherf, Westchester Track Club, 1:11:44
Bethany Sachtleben, Unattached, 1:13:28
Carrie Dimoff, Bowerman Track Club, 1:13:59
Roberta Groner, New York Athletic Club, 1:14:26
Ashley Brasovan, SWAP Team, 1:14:31
Samantha Bluske, rabbit, 1:14:52
Sabrina Lopez, Oiselle Haute Volee Team, 1:14:56
Kasie Enman, Green Mountain Athletic Association, 1:15:15
Elizabeth Herndon, Cleveland Elite Development, 1:15:20
Regina Lopez, Oiselle / 361, 1:15:51
Jennifer Bigham, Pittsburgh Pharaoh Hounds, 1:15:59
Kyle Blakeslee, Hudon Elite, 1:16:19
Margaret Callahan, Hudson Elite, 1:16:56
Sara Zambotti, Unattached, 1:16:58
Emma Spencer, Boston Athletic Association, 1:17:11
Andrea Guerra, Team Mosqueda Elite / Skechers Performance, 1:17:41
Marisa Cummings, New York Athletic Club, 1:18:06
Lacey Krout, Atlanta Track Club, 1:18:19
Lauren Floris, rabbit ELITE, 1:18:39
Sakiko Minagawa, Columbus Running Company, 1:18:54
Mollie Turner, Willow Street AC / rabbit, 1:18:59
Lisa Lucas, Unattached, 1:19:20
Katie Wolpert, Unattached, 1:22:31
Natalie Bower, Unattached, 1:21:01
Dianne Fisher, Oiselle Volee, 1:21:00
Kendra Pyne, Unattached, 1:25:00
Janel Blancett, Atlanta Track Club, 1:17:34
Erika Fluehr, NYAC, 1:17:23
Rachel Schilkowsky, rabbit / NE Distance, 1:15:52
Molly Grabill, 361, 1:15:33
Tristin Van Ord, Raleigh Distance Project, 1:17:25
Laura Hagley, Millenium Running, 1:15:51
The 2018 USATF Half Marathon Championships – a part of the USATF Running Circuit - will start at 6:55 a.m., ten minutes before the elite and mass start of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. For more information about the USATF Half Marathon Championships, visit:
P3R shares a common goal with the USATF Running Circuit - to showcase, support and promote American athletes in the running industry. With support from SportsPITTSBURGH, P3R looks forward to increasing exposure and racing opportunities for emerging U.S. runners in the City of Pittsburgh when hosting the 2018 and 2019 USATF Half Marathon Championships for men and women.
About the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R)
P3R is a nonprofit organization that is passionate about promoting a love of running and enhancing community access to health & fitness education and activities. Best known for organizing the acclaimed annual DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, we also run a variety of other high-quality races, events, and health and fitness programs throughout the Pittsburgh region. While many of our races attract some of the nation’s highest-profile professional athletes, we offer activities for all ages and ability levels. The only criterion for participation is a desire to be happy, healthy and active! Read more at:
About USA Track and Field
USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world's oldest organized sports, some of the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the country’s No. 1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States. For more information, visit:
About the USATF Running Circuit
The USATF Running Circuit is a USATF road series featuring USATF championships from one mile through the marathon and consistently attracts the best American distance runners with more than $500,000 to be awarded in total prize money.
The mission of the USATF Running Circuit is to showcase, support and promote U.S. runners. Since its inception in 1995, the USATF Running Circuit and its races have provided more than $9 million to U.S. distance runners.