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Champion Bicyclist, Sally Meyerhoff, killed in training accident!

Sad news as one of the top women American distance runners was killed while riding her bicycle in a training accident yesterday near Phoenix Arizona. Sally Meyerhoff, 27, was a champion runner and one of the nicest people you would ever meet.

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Sally Meyerhoff at age 24 after PF Chang’s Rock N Roll MarathonMeyerhoff was an incredibly well-rounded athlete, achieving victories and top performances from 5,000M to the marathon, in triathlon and off-road running.
This past October, she won the XTERRA World Championship for trail-running in Hawaii. She was a full-time athlete and coach and was currently training for the 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials and the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii.
According to multiple reports on the Internet, Meyerhoff was killed while riding her bike. She was hit by a pick-up truck and killed instantly.

 

In college, Meyerhoff ran for Duke University where she won several ECAC titles, including the 5000-meters outdoors in 2004, and the 3000-meters indoors in 2005. She had career best times of 33:03.19 for 10,000m, 1:12:52 for the half-marathon, and 2:35:49 for the marathon.

In January, Meyerhoff celebrated a marathon championship in her home town, winning the P.F. Chang event in 2 hours, 35 minutes, 49 seconds. It qualified her for her second Olympics Trials in the marathon.

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