I found the top Iowa road records:
8K - 23:40 Kevin Herd, 23, Coralville Drake 95
My Goal: 24:30;
10K - 29:28 Mike Carney, 26, Des Moines Drake 89
My Goal: 30:30;
10M - 48:00 Phil Coppess, 31, Clinton CapPursuit 85
My Goal: 51:00;
20K - 59:23 Phil Coppess, 30, Clinton Dam to Dam 85
My Goal: 1:04:00;
Half - 1:05:29 Phil Coppess, 26, Clinton IowaCity 81
My Goal: 1:07:30;
Marathon - 2:10:05 Phil Coppess, 31, Clinton Twin Cities 85
My Goal: 2:24:00
|Why do I run:
I like racing. I enjoy the challenge, the pursuit of obtaining goals.
2012 Goals: 5K: 15:00 8K: 25:00 10K: 31:00 20K: 1:05:00 13.1: 1:08:00
Accomplishments in 2011: 5K: 15:08 20K: 1:07:38 13.1: 1:09:22 26.2: 2:29:02
|Why I started running:
I ran competitively in High School and College, but by my senior year I had drifted away from the sport.
Fast forward 5 years… My wife and her family signed up for “Race for the Cure” 5K in memory of her Aunt Pam. I signed up for the race and have kept running ever since.
I had forgotten how much fun and challenging running could be.
Running is hard and there is suffering when you test your limits; as with most personal challenges.
At the end of the day my hope is to have an experience that will make me a stronger person and maybe a story to share and inspire others.
In 2010 I became a member of a USATF development team Iowa Runablaze. Then in 2012 I was accepted to the Hurricane Team as an athlete ambassador for Saucony.