The Thomas Loop - Team USA Marathoner, Jeff Eggleston 9/9/13

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Monday's Thomas Loop Radio Show features Jeff Eggleston. 

Jeff's Bio from jeffreyeggleston.com -

A consistent performer and adroit racer, Jeffrey Eggleston has established himself among the nation’s brightest marathoners. He has been a fixture on U.S. national teams, running the marathon at the 2011 and 2013 World Championships, and the 2011 Pan-American Games.

Few athletes could make claim to a more quixotic journey into marathoning élite than Eggleston. After a brief and lackluster collegiate running career at the University of Virginia, Jeffrey quickly emerged as a top 10 finisher on the U.S. road racing scene. In 2009, Eggleston, sponsorless at the time, took a gamble and moved himself to Flagstaff, AZ.

Under the tutelage of Dr. Jack Daniels, he turned his attention to the marathon and made a successful, albeit quiet start to his marathoning career in 2010: debuting in 2:14 and then finishing 2nd place at the U.S. Championships.

In 2011, Jeffrey made his presence widely known by winning the Pittsburgh Marathon in spectacular fashion. Brought in by race organizers as a pacemaker for 18 miles, he finished the assignment and proceeded to hammer away from the leaders to a commanding victory. A month later, he lowered his best to 2:13 and would go on to represent the U.S. at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea.This led to his selection to the 2013 World Championship Team, where he went on to lead the U.S. in Moscow with a commendable 13th place finish.

 

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