Last week four Kiwis traveled to Indianapolis to compete in the half at the Indy Monumental Marathon. It was a great day for The Land as all four athletes finished in the top 50 overall and ran new or near personal bests.
Mike Matuszak made an ambitious bid for a sub-70 performance with a hot first 10k of 32:58. He eventually fell off the target pace, but still led the Kiwis with a 1:11:23. After different starts, Henry and David packed up with the top female at 5k and worked together for much of the race. They ultimately separated in the final 8k and finished in 1:12:27 and 1:13:06, respectively. Hearne made his flat/non-mountain half debut and ran 1:14:03 despite a injury-riddled last month of training.
This race served as a great peak performance for David and Hearne and an important pre-marathon tune-up for Mike and Henry. Stay tuned for updates on Kiwi turkey trots and Chaz, Mike, and Henry's performance at the California Internaional Marathon!