Deena Kastor is one class act. Not only have we seen her grow from a fine high school runner in Agoura, CA, we watched her run well in college. But, Kastor really took off under the watchful eyes of Joe Vigil and Bob Larson, and later, Terrance Mahon, who helped her grow from a 10,000 meter runner (and AR holder) to a fine cross country runner, and a fine marathoner (and AR holder).
Andrew and Deena Kastor,
photo by www.PhotoRun.net, 2006
Deena has put much back into the sport. She and her husband Andrew, are seen with their daughter, at events all during the year. Last year, after giving birth saw Deena place sixth in the Olympic Trials marathon, and run a 15:22 and 31:49 for the 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters. If not for some un lucky injuries just before the Trials, Deena Kastor would have been there as well.
Deena Kastor, 2012 USATF OXY Perf Meet, 5,000m,
photo by www.PhotoRun.net