15 November 2015
Eggleston repeats on the Las Vegas Strip
Neither blustery winds nor strong competition could prevent Jeffrey from repeating as the Geico Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Half-Marathon Champion. He remained anonymous in the busy lead pack, which whittled down with the sensible pace: 29:35 at 10km, 44:50 at 15km. A strong push with 5km to go left Eggleston dueling with Paul Katam of the U.S. Army WCAP. Trading accelerations into the gusty winds, Jeffrey finally kicked clear in the last 800m to claim victory in 1:04:40, with the talented Katam just in tow. “I thought the wind was going to win,” he remarked afterwards.
19 July 2015
Turning up the heat in Chicago
Amidst a summer heatwave and in the heart of marathon training, Eggleston successfully tuned up for August’s IAAF World Championship Marathon in winning fashion, with a 1:05:05 victory at the Human Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half-Marathon. Jeffrey controlled the race from gun to tape, and won by nearly 3 minutes.
20 April 2015
There’s only one Boston
The iconic race that put marathoning on the map proved to be every bit of a challenge, with less than ideal racing conditions. Jeffrey navigated sensibly through the rain, wind and the field to a 12th place finish. For sure, there will be better Patriots’ Days ahead!
8 February 2015
Mercury rising in Coamo
Nearly 250,000 spectators took to the streets to witness a sweltering 53rd edition of the San Blas Half-Marathon in the municipality of Coamo, Puerto Rico. Jeffrey remained in contention until the lead pack shattered on the infamous Ajoguillo Slope. He rallied on the rolling descent back into town to finish a credible 9th. Afterwards, he remarked: “It was not an easy race. Painful even. I’ll have to try harder next time.”
18 January 2015
Eggleston returning to form in Houston
In a “punchy” U.S. Half-Marathon Championship, Jeffrey returned to competitive form with a 7th place, 1:02:41 demonstration. It was a slight personal best.
7 January 2015
Jeffrey among a strong U.S. contingent for Boston
The first significant World Marathon Major news of 2015 came when John Hancock unveiled the American field for the 119th Boston Marathon to be run on 20-April. “I’m delighted to return to Boston,” said Eggleston. “Last year’s race was an historic occasion that left me inspired, motivated and hungry for more. No race holds more importance to my future goals. There’s only one Boston!” UPDATE: Full International Field Listing
12 December 2014
“Sometimes the breakthroughs choose you.”
In an interview with Robert Johnson of LetsRun.com, Jeffrey discusses his positive 2014 campaign and recaps his efforts for a breakthrough at the Fukuoka International Marathon. Despite aiming for better, he finishes the year as the #2 U.S. Marathoner.
16 November 2014
Winning on the Strip at night
No gambling was necessary to win in Las Vegas. Jeffrey and training mate Andy Wacker easily outdistanced themselves from the rest of the field and traded off 3:00 kilometers along a brightly-illuminated Las Vegas Boulevard. Jeffrey broke the tape in 1:03:24, with Andy following in 1:03:49. Their performances also secured 1st and 2nd overall in the 2014 Rock’n’Roll Half-Marathon Grand Prix.
26 October 2014
Victory and course record in Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles Half
On a cool and overcast morning, Jeffrey led wire-to-wire in course record fashion to win in the streets of downtown LA in 1:04:12. This was his first test-drive through Los Angeles, which will host the 2015 U.S. Marathon Championships and 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials.
5 October 2014
Eggleston is 2nd at Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose
After a tame opening 10km, Jeffrey and Aaron Braun pulled clear of the field. The adidas duo traded strides until 16km, where Braun, a formidable competitor and last year’s .US National Road Racing Champion, pulled ahead for the final 5km and broke the tape in just under 63 minutes. Jeffrey secured 2nd in 1:03:30– his fifth 63 minute half-marathon clocking of 2014.
21 September 2014
Toughing it out in Philadelphia
Fast times proved to be elusive for most at this marquee Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon, due to an unseasonably humid morning. Jeffrey still managed to prove reasonable fitness by finishing 10th in 1:03:12. Boulder-based training partner Andy Wacker followed closely behind to easily eclipse the Olympic Trials qualifying time.
31 August 2014
Jeffrey runs away from field, takes Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach title
On an extremely warm and humid summer morning in Virginia Beach, Jeffrey patiently bided his time in the front group with a quartet of Kenyan journeymen before breaking the race apart at 7 miles. He cruised unchallenged to victory in 1:05:28. This was his 2nd career Rock ‘n’ Roll win and marks his successful return to racing after a busy summer.
27 July 2014
Eggleston records 3rd straight top 10 finish at an IAAF Gold Label Race
A mere 3 weeks after his surprise 2nd place honours at the Gold Coast Airport Marathon, Jeffrey competed at the high altitude Capital of Colombia in the Media Maratón De Bogotá. Running controlled and even pacing, Jeffrey negotiated the rare air of 2600m and challenging course to move through the field and finish a credible 10th.
6 July 2014
Podium finish in Australia’s Gold Coast Airport Marathon
All along the Gold Coast Highway, in southeastern Queensland, Jeffrey covered every move in the lead group before breaking clear in pursuit of the eventual winner Silah Limo of Kenya. With a gritty final 10km, Jeffrey held off the charging Yuki Kawauchi to claim the runner-up position in a new personal best of 2:10:52. Jeffrey’s mark is the fastest marathon by an American in 2014 on a record eligible course.
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