GLRR Athlete of the Week: Sullivan

Guest blog by E-J Hrynowski

It’s not unusual for me to fall behind on AOW, and the holidays aren’t helping any. I actually have to put a date on these things from now on, so I can try to keep track of which weeks I’ve covered. AOW for the week of December 2-8 is one of our usual suspects, as he added an exclamation point to the story of an amazing year. After setting PR after PR at various distances, the only goal that had escaped him was the elusive sub three hour marathon.

He had been ready to break three hours on several occasions, but fate had not looked favorably upon previous attempts. This time he took no chances and brought along an Angry Chicken support crew for the trip West, including his training buddy Bash and trusty sweeper Fil (just in case…)

There was no doubt this time. He wasn’t going to just sneak in under his goal, he CRUSHED it. Great training, a great race plan and flawless execution had James “The Pocatello Kid” Sullivan crossing the Tucson Marathon finish line 23rd overall in 2:55:54.

Now that he’s got his first behind him, I get the feeling that sub three hour marathons are going to be a regular thing for our Athlete Of The Week. Please join me in congratulating our beloved Director of Sartorial Chickenness on his outstanding effort and result!

After the race, The Kid says it’s easy as 1323.

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