Minneapolis/St. Paul – March 10, 2015 – Team USA Minnesota’s Emily Gordon will run in the USA 15k Championships in Jacksonville on March 14, while Meghan Peyton will compete in the USA Marathon Championships in Los Angeles on March 15.
The 15k Championships for men and women are being held as part of the 37th annual Gate River Run, which has hosted the USATF 15k Championships for 22 consecutive years. The race, which is billed as the largest 15k in the U.S. with over 20,000 participants, starts and finishes at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds. The elite women will start at 8:24 a.m. (Eastern time) and the men will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the first wave of participants.
Gordon has previously posted 59:04 in the 10 mile and has run 1:14 in the half marathon. She is making her debut at the 15k distance. Gordon is preparing to run the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon on May 3.