Nick DeRose entered race day at the Chicago Marathon with a VDOT Equivalent of 2:58:59 (53.9) We’re happy to report that he exceeded his VDOT by 10 seconds. His official time of 2:58:49 was his first sub-3 performance since turning 40. [Full Results]
Nick’s race execution and pacing, despite challenging conditions, was flawless. He was out in 1:29:25 and back in 1:29:24. After the race he talked about his experience working with coach Nick Hilton:
I executed my race perfectly. While the conditions weren’t ideal, I couldn’t be happier. I couldn’t have done it without Nick’s help. His training was spot on and really prepared me for the race. It had been a few years since I did a sub 3-hr marathon and wasn’t sure that I could still do this now that I’m 40, but I did thanks to him.
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