Congrats to our good friend and colleague Run SMART coach Janet Bawcom on her 5th place finish at the U.S. Marathon Olympic Trials. Janet was less than 2-minutes outside of the top 3, right begin Shalane Flanagan and Kara Goucher. Her official time was 2:31:14 (top 10 finishers). First mile split was 5:49 and her last was 5:50. Consistency, even on a hot day with lots of sun.
After the race, Janet tweeted, “Definitely not my fastest marathon, but easily my most satisfying.”
Here’s Janet pictured in between Desi Linden and Kara Goucher late in the race battling for the top 3.