Emily Infeld runs 15:15.52 World Leader at 5,000 meters, from Paul Merca


Emily Infeld is the 2015 World Championship bronze medalist at 10,000 meters. Recently, like last week, Emily won the 2018 USATF Cross Country senior women's title, after a five year hiatus from the sport of the harrier. She continues to impress this early in the 2018 season! Her 15:15.52 is a world leader over 5000 meters indoors! Infeld_Emily5kQ1-OlyTr16.jpg

Emily Infeld battled Gwen Jorgenson, the 2016 Olympic triathlon champ. Gwen had announced last year that, in 2020, she wants to make the Olympic marathon team. Gwen ran 15:15.64 to Emily's

15:15.52. Please note that Ms. Jorgenson had not ventured onto the track since 2009.

Good news for both. Emily Infeld is fit and just down from altitude training with the ladies of Bowerman TC. Gwen Jorgensen shows that she is an exceptional distance runner, as 15:15 is some serious running, inside or out. @runblogrun respects the Gwenster, as well as Emily Infeld, and thinks fast and ferocious is how you run the 5000 meters.

The indoor race was at the University of Washington's indoor facility. Special thanks to Paul Merca, one third of Slap Central ( Jim Gerwick, Paul Merca, Larry ). We are all over the world this weekend.

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