Brian Cole of Joplin, MO dropped over 2-minutes off his half marathon PR at the Shamrock Run in Portland, OR. His official time was 1:28:40, which placed him 3rd in the M40-44 division. [Full Results]
Afterwards, proud coach Nikki Reiter commented:
“Brian is the perfect example of working hard and playing hard. He likes to put a full effort into his pursuits – be it training or witty banter! Like most passionate runners, Brian has needed assistance with restraint– an often underestimated component in training. As his coach, I claim to be his voice of reason.
Since working together, Brian has PR’d at the 5K distance (19:35) last fall and most recently in his half marathon (1:28:40). We’re excited to see how his recent weeks of consistent training translate into race performances for the rest of 2017.”