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.
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.