I figured that this might get flagged for content, but the folks at Columbia University are opening the doors of The Armory free on Friday night for the 5k run at the Final Qualifier with the likes of Lopez Lomong, Matt Tegenkamp, Evan Jager, Andrew Bumbalough, Chris Derrick and Elliott Heath.
Free! 168th & Broadway, just off the A, C and 1 subway lines in Manhattan. The Friday portion is just an hour. Women's DMR, men's 1k, women's 5k, men's 5k.
What happened to Jager?? Did he intentionally fall off the pace, or was he not in shape to go the full 5K?? He ran his last K in just 2:58 or so!! I think he was just 4 or 5 seconds back of Lomong at 4K.....so he lost 22 secs in that last K.
Having watched video of the race, I would say az2004 is right re Jager -- he looked spent at the end of this one.
Great run for Derrick. PB by 7+ seconds. He was already #3 on the USA a-t indoor 5km list, so Lomong's NR actually makes him now #4, but his 13:12.00 does move him up a bit on the performance list, to #5, and certainly closer in terms of the quality of the performance: