Monday, September 07, 2009

Colleen De Reuck - never ceases to amaze me!

Some of you youngsters may no even know this name, Colleen De Reuck, but she has been around for a long time and is one of the best distance runners of her time.

At age 45, De Reuck ran a world record time of 1:07:21 for the fastest-ever 20 kilometers by a woman over 45 by some seven minutes. She also won the USA 20-K title, beating Serena Burla --19 years her junior-- by 17 seconds.

Eleven years ago, Colleen De Reuck, at age 34 years(then a South African citizen) won her first New Haven Road Race 20-K, setting a world record time of 1:05:11.

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