21 May 2017
Eggleston victorious in Lima
Called on days before the start to replace another international invitee for la Maratón Movistar Lima 42K, Jeffrey traveled to Peru as a mere participant and returned home as the surprise champion– in the process, scoring a rare marathon victory in South America by a US athlete. Eggleston caught the leading trio, including Charles Munyeki and the 2015 champion Julius Wahome, at the 2 hour mark and hammered away to win by 30 seconds, negative-splitting to an almost irrelevant 2:15:25. The podium was completed by Wahome in 2nd and an outstanding rally by Peru’s Nilson Ito for 3rd.
23 April 2017
Silver linings in Warsaw
While inclement weather and strong winds foiled attempts at achieving a World Championship selection mark at this IAAF Silver Label Marathon, Jeffrey clawed his way through the Polish capital from as far back as 13th to ultimately finish in 4th position in 2:14:00. “The silver lining is that I’m now fully healthy and that I can build on this result for better in the future,” he said.
15 January 2017
Jeffrey salutes Phoenix
Seven years after making his marathon debut here, Jeffrey returned to Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona to cruise familiar streets and test his fitness over the half marathon distance. In another gun-to-tape performance, he would cross the finish line paying homage to the Tempe crowd with a time of 1:04:50. Look for his salute again in an upcoming marathon.
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