Tyler Andrews, winner of the Vermont City Marathon a couple of weeks ago, has picked up yet another award. Tyler has just been named the Athlete of the Month for May 2014 by the USATF-NE. Here is the release directly from the association:
Tyler Andrews, age 24 of Concord, MA, who competes for Strive Racing, is USA Track & Field - New England’s Athlete of the Month for May 2014. On May 25, he won the Key Bank Vermont City Marathon in 2:20:27. Trailing by 35 seconds at the half marathon and 51 seconds at the 20 mile mark, Tyler surged past the leader - and eventual 2nd place finisher - Dereje Deme of Ethiopia at 24 miles. He pulled away to win by more than 90 seconds. Remarkably, Tyler ran his debut marathon less than six weeks earlier at the Boston Marathon, where he timed 2:21:33 and finished 29th in the men’s race. On March 3rd of this year, Tyler set an unofficial world record of 1:07:18 for a half marathon on the treadmill.
Congrats to Tyler, who is back training at altitude in Peru and working for Strive.