Beginner runners and elites, they have more in common than you might think as we all trek across the line.
Predicting the weather can always be a gamble, especially in Las Vegas, where the odds aren’t always in your favor. The hype going into the weekend is always sky high, but in 2015 it seemed like it was at a whole other level. With strong fields set up on the Men’s & Women’s side, in the marathon & half marathon, we were bound to see great performances.
Many had their sights set on bettering the standard to run in the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, but a few miles into each race, race plans were tossed aside, as the wind took too much out of their sails. We saw Jeffrey Eggleston (Boulder, CO) double back from 2014 and claim the win in the half marathon again and Jennifer Bergman (Portland, OR) get her first professional win in the half, as she hopped into the lead late into the race. 2008 Olympian for Great Britain (Scotland), Andrew Lemoncello, came in as the marathon race favorite and ran alone for the win the last 10 miles, as his pacer, Brett Gotcher, pulled off after 16 miles. Capping off a fantastic evening, Williana Rojas came across the line in tears, as the Venezuelan was so pumped to claim the victory in the Women’s marathon.