Minneapolis/St. Paul – Sept. 2, 2013 – Team USA Minnesota’s Meghan Peyton ran away from the field and won the USA 20k Championship in New Haven, Conn., today. Her time was 1:09:57 which was a personal best (previous was 1:10:28 in the distance). This was Peyton’s first national title.
At the 20k championships for men and women – hosted by the Stratton-Faxon New Haven Road Race on Labor Day – Peyton had previously finished seventh and 16th at the event. Her breakthrough performance today follows up previous top five finishes in USA Championship races over the years that have included the 1 mile, 5k, 15k and 10 mile.