Minneapolis/St. Paul – April 23, 2014 – Team USA Minnesota’s Heather Kampf won the women’s race at the USA 1 Mile Road Championships in Des Moines on April 22 to reclaim a title she also won in 2012. Her time was 4:34.6 and was a course record for the downtown race, which was held in conjunction with the Grand Blue Mile, part of the week long events for the annual Drake Relays.
“It was definitely a tight battle coming down the stretch and I didn’t know who else was coming,” said Kampf. “I was worried about those late closers. I just had to give it my all and see what I could do all the way to the finish. I won this championship in 2012 when it was held at the Medtronic TC 1 Mile in Minneapolis and it was my goal to get back to the top ever since.”
Also running in the women’s race were Gabriele Grunewald who was 12th in 4:45.91, and Meghan Peyton who crossed the line in 13th place in 4:47.80.