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Morgan Uceny Wins 1-mile Road Run in England

September 15, 2013

  09/16/13 Morgan Uceny earned a much-needed victory Saturday when she captured a high-stakes one-mile road run at the Great North City Games in Newcastle, England.

The 2003 Plymouth High School graduate — a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team — clocked 4:33.97, surging away from a 13-runner field in the last 200 meters. It’s her first victory in a major race since winning the women’s 1,500-meter run at the Olympic Trials a year ago.

Uceny defeated several runners that she competed against at the London Olympics. Great Britain’s Laura Weightman finished second in 4:34.63.

It has been a rough year for Uceny, who has been on the comeback trail since falling with a lap to go in the Olympic 1500-meter final in August, 2012. She failed to make this year’s US team for the World Track & Field Championships, and was beaten badly in several European races over the summer.

But, after her big win over the weekend, she is hoping to end her season on a high note at the Fifth Avenue Mile in New York City next Sunday.


One Response to “ Morgan Uceny Wins 1-mile Road Run in England ”

  1. AnnF on September 17, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Great job, Morgan. Plymouth is backing you all the way!