Top 2010 Half Marathon Competitors

Check out some of the top runners in the 2010 Carefirst Half Marathon.

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The competition will be fierce in the 2010 Carefirst Half Marathon.
National Marathon
Mark Fruin, 23, Bloomington, Ind.
Mark attended the University of Northern Arizona and is member of Team Indiana Elite. His goal for the 2010 National Marathon is to qualify for the Olympic Trials with a time of Sub 1:05:00.
National Marathon
Stephen Haas, 26, Bloomington, Ind.
A three-time NCAA All-American and record holder at the Univ. of Indiana, Stephen is gunning for his third trip to the Olympic Marathon Trials and for the 2010 National Half title.
National Marathon
Jeff Powers, 25, Bloomington, Ind.
Jeff attended the University of Central Michigan where he was a multiple time MAC Champion. A member of Team Indiana Elite, he is aiming for a sub 1:05:00 performance to yet again get back to the national qualifiers.
National Marathon
Jeff Jonaitis, 28, Tinley Park, Ill.
He has already qualified for the 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials, and has a goal to break the 1:05 barrier and win this year's National Half Marathon. Jeff attended Eastern Illinois University.
Demesse Tefera, 27, Ethiopia
The Reigning 2009 National Half Champion, Demesse won with an outstanding sub 5:00 pace to win. This year he looks to defend his title and add to his impressive career.
National Marathon
Dani Prince, 25, Bloomington, Ind.
On the women's side, Dani Prince is the 2008 Columbus Marathon Champ, Missouri Valley 10K meter champ, and an Indiana State alum. She is shooting for sub 1:15:00 to qualify for the Olympic Trials. She is also a member of Team Indiana Elite.
National Marathon
Phebe Ko, 26, Pittsburgh
Phebe returns after a Top 5 finish in the last year's Half Marathon. A former All-ACC runner for Duke University, and a 61st place finish at the 2008 Women's Marathon Olympic Trials in Boston, she brings a tremendous amount of experience to the field and looks to be a contender for a top 3 finish.
National Marathon
Jessica Gall, 26, Bloomington, Ind.
A 2008 US Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifier, a Big Ten Champion at 10K meters, and a multiple All-American runner at Indiana University, Jessica is an exciting prospect to keep an eye on.
National Marathon
Carly Shea, 30, Cambridge, Mass.
A decorated Bucknell University Alum and member of the Boston Athletic Association, Carly is attempting to qualify for her third Olympic marathon trial qualification.
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