Post 7k Run Interviews

September 12, 2009 3:00 PM

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Games09GrahamRun7k.jpgThe 7k run at the Games was a brutal mental and physical challenge. The top time was Chris Spealler, who finished in 37:43. Six men finished sub-40 (Speal, Mikko Salo, Russell Berger, Blair Morrison, David Millar, and James FitzGerald). The top female time was Sarah Dunsmore at 41:44, over a minute faster than number two Lauren Erwin (43:03).

The run, as expected, favored the smaller athletes. The bottom 10 finishers averaged a full 12% heavier than the top 10 finishers (169lbs to 189lbs for the men, and 130lbs to 146lbs for the women).

This video from Sevan Matossian has a series of interviews about the run right after the event finished, including with Graham Holmberg (pictured) ... [wmv] [mov]

5 comments on this entry.

1. butte wrote...

September 13, 2009 7:57 AM

Picture looks like a clip from Fight Club...

2. Tim Evans wrote...

September 13, 2009 8:51 AM

I thought this was Fight Club?! ;) Cool video, thanks Sevan!

3. pukenmike wrote...

September 13, 2009 3:19 PM

The first rule of Fight Club is...

Yeah great vid, keep em coming!

4. Kim Malz~FitMom wrote...

September 13, 2009 4:27 PM

I am drawing a blank on which athlete described the woods part of the run as an "adventure run", but I agree. The road part of it was awful...running in the woods, bear crawling, coming down on all 4's was a blast..definitely an adventure!

5. Q replied to comment from Kim Malz~FitMom...

September 14, 2009 4:29 PM


That was Jeremy Thiel. The beast himself.