Posted by: Joe English | May 6, 2009

Racing — Kastor wins 10KM; Derrick sets new jounior AR in 5K

running-advice-logoIn recent racing developments, Deena Kastor is looking strong as she gets back in action, winning the Bupa Great Edinburgh 10,000M in Scottland and Chris Derrick has set a new junior American Record in the 5,000M on the track.

Kastor wins in Scotland
Demonstrating that the broken foot she suffered at last summer’s Olympic Games is fully healed, 2004 Olympic women’s marathon bronze medalist Deena Kastor was victorious Sunday at the 2009 Bupa Great Edinburgh 10 km Run in Scotland.

Kastor took charge of the race after two kilometers and was unchallenged throughout, winning in 32 minutes, 38 seconds. Kastor thrived on the hilly course, which is similar to her training runs in California. Latvian Jelena Prokopcuka was the runner-up, finishing 36 seconds behind Kastor.

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