July 23, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JONATHAN ROSSING WINS GOLD AT GAY GAMES
Chicago, IL – Running side by side with the defending champion the entire way, RunCoachJason.com athlete Jonathan Rossing, a doctoral student in communication and culture at Indiana University, pulled away in the final stages of the race to win the VII Gay Games marathon on July 22 by 7 seconds in 2:48:00, a PR by over four minutes. The Gay Games, which began in 1982 in San Francisco, is an international, Olympic-style sports and cultural festival held every four years. From July 15-22, nearly 12,000 athletes from over 70 countries participated in 30 sports.
“This is a great victory for Jonathan,” Coach Jason Karp said. “It’s difficult to run a personal record when there’s only one other person with whom to run the entire marathon. Despite that and a very windy day, he still ran his best time ever. And he beat a former collegiateAll-American in doing so. Based on his training and prior races, including a 1:17 half-marathon, he still has plenty of room for improvement.”
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