At yesterday's World Cross Country Championships in Punta Umbria, Spain, ZAP's Alissa McKaig took 28th place. McKaig (photo courtesy of Michael Scott)
ran with a pack of her American teammates for the better part of the race, moving up from 34th after the first loop to finish 28th. McKaig covered the 4 loop, 8,000m course, complete with 13 inch logs, in a time of 26:46. When the team results were tallied the US women found themselves on the podium in 3rd accepting bronze medals for the second year in a row. They finished behind the East African powerhouses of Kenya and Ethiopia. The American tally of 56 team points was well ahead of fourth place Bahrain (86).
In other ZAP racing action this weekend, Jesse Cherry made his ZAP racing debut at the New York City Half Marathon. Jesse ran an even paced race, clocking within a few seconds of five minutes for each of his 13.1 miles. Jesse's time of 1:05:08 was a PR, and also agonizingly close to the Olympic Trials qualifying standard of 1:05:00. Jesse and Alissa will both now turn their attention to the spring track season as they look forward to running more personal bests this spring and summer.
Updated on May 21, 2013, 3:36am