USABA National Marathon Championships
The USABA National Marathon Championships were held in conjunction with the California International Marathon on December 5 with fourteen blind and visually impaired athletes competing in the event.
Matthew Rodjam, (Alexandria, Va.): 3:00:39
Richard Hunter, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran (Folsom, Calif.): 3:20:18
Erich Manser, (Leominster, Mass.): 3:39:04
Kurt Fiene (Elmhurst, Ill.): DNF
Stephanie Timmer, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran (Gilford, N.H.): 4:00:05
Rose Sarkany, (Vancouver, B.C., Canada) 4:04:43
Ivonne Mosquera-Schmidt (Midland, Mich.) DNF
Two USABA two relay teams also competed including one team of military veterans and the other made up of local Sacramento and Bay Area athletes.
Sacramento/Bay Area Relay Team - 4:50:54
Jessica Lorenz (Oakland, Calif.)
Joe Hamilton (Sacramento, Calif.)
Katie Howard Davis (Sacramento, Calif.)
Arthur Culbert (Sacramento, Calif.)
Team Mission Vision - 4:02:37
Joseph Aukward (Bethesda, Md.)
Tom Monroe (Pueblo, Colo.)
Michael Kinoshita (Folsom, Calif.)
"For the second year in a row, the City of Sacramento and the California International Marathon (CIM) provided a tremendous opportunity for athletes who are blind or visually impaired from around the United States and Canada to showcase their running abilities and allow the US Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) to use the CIM as their National Championships," says Military Sports Coordinator, Richard Cardillo.
The 2011 California International Marathon/USABA Marathon National Championships are slated for December 4, in Sacramento. For more information, visit USABA's website at www.usaba.org.