Recent News about Antonio Vega
by Antonio Vega November 18, 2011
This has been a very difficult period for me as I have been unable to run until recently. Obviously, I haven’t been able to race at all for more than a year and needless to say, have really missed the pure joy of competing against the best runners in the country.During my downtime, I had to find other ways to push myself to satisfy my competitive instincts. The first two weeks after my hip surgery were brutal since I couldn’t do much, other than use a stationary hand cycle and watch television.But competitive guy that I am, I began timing how long it would take me ...
by Antonio Vega September 27, 2011
Coming back from running injuries, is often a very long, difficult road. For the past year, I have been dealing with a series of injuries. Finally, I felt fit enough to target the New Haven 20-K on September 1 as my first real test. Unfortunately, my training was a little behind schedule and I ultimately decided to postpone my first competitive race back.As I wrote in my previous blog, I am splitting time between Des Moines where my wife is in medical school and my home town of St. Paul. I have currently been in Minnesota for the last two weeks getting in some good training with my f...
by Antonio Vega August 22, 2011
Blogging is something new for me so perhaps an introduction is in order. My name is Antonio Vega and I’m a member of Team Mizuno. I’m originally from St. Paul, Minnesota and have lived in the frigid north my entire life. Recently, I just moved to Des Moines, Iowa to be with my wife who is in her second year of medical school at Des Moines University.I graduated from the University of Minnesota where I was an All American in track and cross-country. Soon after graduating, I...
by Harper Cornell February 14, 2011
USA Half Marathon Champion Extends Relationship with Mizuno Race TeamMizuno USA, Inc. has announced the company has signed a three-year endorsement deal with runner Antonio Vega. Vega’s partnership agreement with Mizuno extends from his previous two-year relationship with the company. In his relationship with Mizuno, Vega has been an integral force in helping the company to build upon its leadership position in the specialty running category. Mizuno has a complete line of high performance running and track & field footwear and apparel.Vega, born in ...
by Bob "Wish" Wischnia November 30, 2010
Fresh off his first national championship at the 2010 Aramco Houston Half Marathon in January, Antonio Vega's running life changed. All it took was that single race to catapult him into prominence. In the course of one year, Vega went from an anonymous road runner to national champion to overall men's champ on the 2010 USA Running Circuit. The 27-year-old Team Mizuno star also firmly placed himself in the conversation for a 2012 US Olympic Marathon team berth. One might think that Vega, who lives and trains year-round in Minne...
|Birthdate:||December 07, 1983|
Half Marathon: 1:01.54
10 Miles: 47:43
Raised in Minnesota, Vega is one of the few elite runners who trains heavily on treadmills. Regardless, his training regimen has helped launch an impressive career that is steadily on the rise. Today, Vega has his sights set on the 2012 games in London.
|2010 USATF Long Distance Runner of the Year|
|2010 USATF Road Running Circuit Champion|
|2010 USATF Half Marathon Champion|
|2010 2nd Place USATF 10 Miles|