Christo Landry and Craig Curley Place 5th and 7th At USA 15K National Championships
by Ron Wayne on March 11, 2013
Billed as the largest 15K (9.3 miles) in the United States (over 17,000 registered runners with 15,569 finishers), Mizuno Racing Team Members, Christo Landry and Craig Curley opened up their 2013 competitive road race campaigns with very solid efforts, as Christo placed 5th with a time of 43:46 (4:42 per mile) and Craig Curley was 7th in 44:04 (4:44 per mile). Christo, who was the 2012 USATF Road Circuit Co-Champion and runner-up at this race last year, was very pleased with his performance as his time was almost a minute faster than last year and he was only 8 seconds behind the winner. Craig Curley, who ran a personal best time, was only 18 seconds behind Christo. A third Mizuno Racing Team Member, Craig Leon, who is in marathon training mode preparing for the Boston Marathon next month, placed 39th in 46:31 (5:00 minutes per mile). Also wearing the Runbird colors were Mizuno's own Running Brand Specialists, Craig Sinbine who placed 87th in a time of 52:40 and Allison (Ali) Ritter was 448th in 1:03.42. This was a great tune up for Ali who will be running the Boston Marathon on April 15!
Christo Landry Placing 5th US 15K Championships
Post Race Smiles - MRT Members, Craig Leon (Wave Ronin), Christo Landry (Wave Ekiden) and Craig Curley (Wave Ekiden)
Award Ceremony, Craig Curley (2nd from left) and Christo (4th from left)