The USATF Indoor Championships are being held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland with live coverage on NBCSN on Saturday from 5-7 p.m. (Pacific). The top two competitors who have the World standard in their event will qualify for the IAAF World Indoor Championships which will be held in Portland March 17-20.
On the East Coast, Simbassa will be among the competitors at the USATF 15k Championships which will be held as part of the 38th annual Gate River Run, billed as the largest 15k in the USA with over 20,000 participants. The race starts at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern).
Simbassa has a best in the 10 mile of 49:11 and the half marathon of 1:03:28, which he set in January at the Aramco Houston Half Marathon. In February, he placed 12th at the USA Cross Country Championships in Bend, Oregon, and won the Space City 10 Miler and Rodeo Run 10k, both in Houston.
About Team USA Minnesota
Team USA Minnesota is based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Founded in 2001, the purpose of the training center is to improve the competitiveness of post-collegiate American distance running and to develop Olympians. The athletes are coached by Dennis Barker.
Team USA Minnesota’s major sponsor is Twin Cities In Motion (www.tcmevents.org). Its silver sponsors are the Houston Marathon Foundation (www.