U.S. Olympians Converge on Des Moines for USA 1 Mile Road Championships
By Scott Bush, USATF
INDIANAPOLIS – 2012 Olympic 1500m silver medalist Leo Manzano and 2009 World Championship 1500m bronze medalist Shannon Rowbury lead the men’s and women’s fields at the USA 1 Mile Road Championships, hosted by the Grand Blue Mile in Des Moines, Iowa this Tuesday.
The USA 1 Mile Road Championships are the fourth stop on the USA Running Circuit, which will conclude this fall with the .US National Road Racing Championships. The top ten finishers at each race on the circuit qualify to compete in the .US National Road Racing Championships.
Along with Manzano and Rowbury, two-time Olympian Matt Tegenkamp, two-time Olympian Alice Schmidt, 800m Olympian Geena Gall and 2008 1500m Olympian Christin Wurth-Thomas are entered in the field. Tegenkamp is coming off a strong showing at the USA Cross Country Championships, where he placed third.
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