Sunday, September 11, 2011

Brief report of World Championship 100km run, Winschoten, Netherlands, 9/10/2011

Running before it got too hot...somewhere between 30 and 50km of 100km...  

Quick report. It is almost 22 hours after finishing as I post...Yet drug testing, awards ceremony, eating, sleeping and a temporary breakdown to the Dutch railroad have gotten in the way.

Team USA with our awesome doctor and managers just before getting read to go to the Parade of Nations on 9/9pm

What an amazing Team we had this year: Womens: Devon Crosby-Helms, Meghan Arbogast, Amy Sproston, Caroline Smith, Pam Smith and (me!). Guys: Joe Binder, David Riddle, Andy Henshaw, Matt Woods, Chad Rickliffs,and Michael Wardian.

Dang, I am currently sore and impressed with us! Here is a quick low-down, more to follow this week!

On a thrilled personal note I ran a PR and met my goal of 7:55...actually clocked a 7:54:59 (yay!). Wound up, as Timo one of our managers says, "6th in the World". Holy buckets!  (Yes it was VERY humid and quite warm, so there was some crashing and burning), yet despite that I feel pleased and happy, especially since I had to withdraw due to injury when The Team was readying for Gilbraltar in 2010.
Meghan set a World Record for 50+ in this distance. Super studette! Congrats Meghan!

We women wound up with Silver Medal as a Team with Meghan as top scorer, followed by me and Amy who came back to life after some serious GI issues! Russian Women were Gold and Japan Bronze. Please see complete individual results and times at:

USA men were true studs: Michael Wardian and Andy Henshaw as 2nd and 3rd respectively. Matt Woods scored for the third spot giving Team USA men the GOLD!

Many thanks to EVERYONE who helped all the Team USA athletes and all the runners in this passionate adventure.

Warning: I expect my real race report on this to be very long, so please check back when you have some energy and attention for lots of rambling details and photos!


Willem Drenth said...

Hello Annette, RESPECT to you. I runned also in Winschoten, only 10 km, we finishing at the same time. You runned 100 km, Congratulations for you.
Greatings from Holland, Willem Drenth.

Marlin Yoder said...

Congratulations Annette! Awesome achievement! Enjoy the moment.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Congratulations! What an amazing accomplishment. Can't wait for the details.

James @ morethanpaceandstride said...

Great accomplishments for you and the team. I too am looking forward to the long form report!

Rick Gray said...

Savor the moment Annette. What an accomplishment. 6th in the world and what better place to set a personal PR. So proud of you.

(Mary) Shannon Johnstone said...

wow, Wow, WOW!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I can't wait for the report. 100K PR in a World Championship. That must have felt so amazing. And WAY TO GO Team USA!!!

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Congratulations Annette! Awesome achievement!