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MARATHON PROJECT NEWS
PHOENIX (USA): Sara Hall could challenge the US marathon record at the The Marathon Project in Arizona on Sunday. Hall, who was second in London this year in a PB of 2:22:01, will try to stay with the pacers heading scheduled to hit halfway in 69:40. Deena Kastor’s national mark is 2:19:36. Hall said: “I’m not really, like, calling it an American (record) attempt. Not because of the pressure, but just because I think I just want to go into this race with the mind-set of trying to run as fast as possible. I can kind of be all or nothing. So, I don’t want to be in a scenario where I’m running really well and if I’m just off American record pace I feel like I’m failing. I still think that would be a big success, a big PR.” The race, for elite only, will take place on a fast, flat course in the Gila River Indian Community. From Race Results Weekly.
PHOENIX (USA): Canadian Olympian Cam Levins is targeting the Tokyo qualifying mark at The Marathon Project race on Sunday. Levins, who dropped out at 35km on 2:09:30 pace at the London Marathon in October, said: “I’m still looking to get the standard and qualify for the Olympics. I’m looking to compete with the top guys on Sunday, mostly just get out and race, I think.” He added: “The times come when you go and do your best. That’s what I’m looking for.” From Race Results Weekly.
PHOENIX (USA): Martin Hehir will run The Marathon Project race on Sunday after a busy time at work in a hospital. “For the last two weeks… I’ve been working in an ICU,” he told Race Results Weekly. “It’s mainly COVID patients in there. That’s been the big shift in ICU care right now these beds are becoming a hot commodity because COVID patients (get very) sick. The moral of the story here is that it’s just as scary as it’s hyped up to be. And, yes, not everyone ends up in the ICU. But when you end up there you are incredibly sick, and it’s definitely a bleak place to be.”