Serena Burla Runs A 2:28 Marathon, Finishes 3rd Place in Seoul, Korea
by Ron Wayne on March 19, 2012
March 18th, Seoul, Korea, Mizuno Racing Team Member, Serena Burla, placed 3rd in the prestigious IAAF Seoul, Korea, Marathon in a personal best time of 2:28.27. Her improvement was 6 minutes and 41 seconds. In January, Serena was running with or near the lead group at the US Olympic Marathon Trials when she collapsed at 19 miles. It was a disappointing experience, but she knew she still had her fitness from the January Trials and her coach Isaya Okwiya wanted to find another marathon for Serena to run. Said Isaya,"Just prior to the trials, Serena's fitness tested out to a 2:25-2:29 marathon and I wanted to find another race for her to compete". Finishing 3rd in a very competitive international field was a big break through for Serena. Isaya reporting the results to me from Korea wrote, "This is only the beginning for Serena's Marathon Career - Never Settle".
Serena Shown Leading The US Olympic Marathon Trials On NBC In Houston This Past January