The USATF Club XC Champs was a day of fun racing, five races in all. One the most intruiging was the men’s open 10k, where Garrett Heath won in the very last 200 meters of the race.
Garrett told us right after the race that he was not sure he could win until the last 200 meters. This was after following the leader, Jonathan Gray for 9800 meters. “After I passed him, I ran out of gas,” commented a smiling Heath.
I have to admit, Garrett Heath is one of my favorite athletes. And it is not just because he went to Stanford. Heath is one of those talented athletes who continues to develop. A 1,500 meter runner for much of his elite career, Garrett has won the 4k cross country twice in Edinburgh, Scotland. This year, he will have to run the 8k.
This interview was done on December 12, 2015. Thanks to Dan Lilot and Garrett Heath for their time and support.