Minneapolis/St. Paul – Jan. 20, 2014 – Team USA Minnesota’s Heather Kampf won the KPMG Bermuda Women’s Invitational Mile on Jan. 17, Travis Burkstrand won the mile at the Northwest Open on Jan. 18, and four athletes competed in the USA Half Marathon Championships on Jan. 19 with Meghan Peyton and Jon Grey each finishing in 12th place.
Kampf was the defending champion at the Bermuda Mile and posted 4:44.89 for the win this year, which was 5 seconds better than her time in 2013. “It was really fun to be out here again and I felt a little more familiar and excited about coming back to try to defend my title,” Kampf told The Royal Gazette.
“The last quarter I did feel fast. I chose to stay with the race for the first half until we turned the corner, and then I just started feeling really good and thought rather than wait and see how this race comes out, I’m going to make it the way I want it to look and just went for it. Usually what I tell athletes that I coach is you need to trust that feeling, when you feel a little antsy and you know you have more, to give it your all to the very end.”