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IAU 100K Champion Herron earns USATF AOW honors

INDIANAPOLIS -- Team USA’s Camille Herron wins USATF Athlete of the Week after she won gold with a first-place finish at the 28th IAU 100 km World Championships and led the U.S. women to the team gold on Sept. 12.
With cooler temperatures at the start, Herron (Oklahoma City) wasted no time making her way to the front of the pack, leading wire to wire on the flat course of 10 laps at 10 kilometers each.
Herron finished in 7:08:35, claiming the world title with the second-fastest U.S. women’s time and fourth-fastest time in the world, to cross more than 12 minutes ahead of the second-place finisher. Team USA’s women won team gold with a combined time of 7:08:35. American Sarah Bard (Summerville, Massachusetts) also finished among the top-five, coming in at 7:29:01 for fourth place.
In the men’s race, Joseph Binder (San Diego, California) was the top American finisher, making his finish in 6:58:04 for 21st place with Matt Flaherty (Bloomington, Indiana) finishing in 7:01:08 for 24th and Chikara Omine (Daly City, California) in at 7:02:14 for 26th place.
Other notable performances of the week included:
  • Jared Ward (Provo, Utah) turned on a late kick to finish USATF 20 km Championships in 59:24.
  • Molly Huddle (Providence, Rhode Island) cruised to a comfortable 1:06:26 victory at USATF 20 km Championships.
  • Sam Kendricks (Oxford, Mississippi) cleared 5.70m/18-8.25 in the pole vault competition at DecaNation to defeat world record holder Renaud Lavillenie of France.
  • Michelle Carter (Ovilla, Texas) won the shot put title at DecaNation, tossing 18.96m/62-2.5 and helping Team USA to the team title.
  • Christian Taylor (Fayetteville, Georgia) leaped 17.59m/57-8.5 in triple jump to again defeat Pedro Pablo Pichardo and to earn a fourth Diamond League triple jump title.
  • Dawn Harper Nelson (Los Angeles, California) ran 12.63 in the women’s 110-meter hurdles to her Diamond League crown.
2015 Winners: January 15, Chris Derrick; January 21, Demi Payne; January 28, Casimir Loxsom; February 4, Anselm LeBourne; February 11, Jenny Simpson; February 18, Brycen Spratling; February 25, Maksim Korolev; March 4, Shannon Rowbury; March 11, Mary Norckauer; March 18, Daloria Boone; March 25, Irene Obera; April 2, Michael Stigler; April 8, Allen Woodard; April 15, Joe Kovacs; April 22, Vashti Cunningham; April 29, Jasmin Stowers; May 6, Sanya Richards-Ross; May 13, Bernard Lagat; May 20, Christian Taylor; May 27, David Oliver; June 3, Joe Kovacs; June 10, Grant Fisher; June 17, Ben True; June 24, Candace Hill; July 1, Justin Gatlin; July 8, Evan Jager; July 15, Christian Taylor; July 22, Shannon Rowbury; July 29, Anthony Bailey; August 5, Harrison Williams; August 12, Flo Meiler; September 2, Ashton Eaton; Sept. 18, Camille Herron.
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