Reaching The Highest Heights

Posted: 22 August by Brett Hoover in Uncategorized

willardbrownBrown University graduate Anna Willard — who has perhaps become the most visible middle distance runner in the United States — has qualified for the final of the 1,500-meter run at the IAAF World Championships in Berlin, Germany.

The top five runners in each of two semifinal heats earned automatic berths to the final and Willard was third in her race with a time of 4:10.47, about a quarter-second behind winner Getele Burka of Ethiopia.

On Sunday Willard will run in the 12-woman final, which will feature six runners who have broken four minutes in the event.

This photo, taken by Dan Grossman, was taken at the 2006 Outdooe Heps at Franklin Field as Willard set an Ivy League record in the event.

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