Brooks-Hansons ODP Makes Big Splash in Boston
Boston, MA - April 17, 2006
The Brooks-Hansons ODP demonstrated its role as a leading force in the resurgence of American marathoning at Monday's Boston Marathon. Among the slew of impressive performances by American runners were six members of the Michigan-based team who finished in the top 20 (men's race).
Leading the Brooks-Hansons team was Brian Sell, who hung back from the lead packs until the end of the race, when he kicked in and passed Alan Culpepper for an incredible fourth place finish of 2:10:55, shattering his 2004 PR by 2:23.
Clint Verran followed Sell with a 10th place finish at 2:14:12, also a PR. Luke Humphrey was close behind, crossing the line at 2:15:23 and crushing his PR by three minutes.
Chad Johnson finished in 15th place overall at 2:19:29, Kyle O'Brien was 18th at 2:19:10, Trent Briney placed 19th in 2:20:10 and Martin Rosendahl came in 22nd with a time of 2:21:12. By finishing short of 2:22, all qualified for the 2008 US Olympic Trials Marathon.
Founded by brothers Keith and Kevin Hanson and sponsored by Brooks Sports, the Brooks-Hansons ODP is a grassroots effort that provides promising post-collegiate athletes with the opportunity to continue training in a supportive team environment. The primary program goal is to enable runners to reach their full potential in terms of speed, and to pursue Olympic dreams.
Visit hansons-running.com for more information on the Hansons-Brooks ODP, including where they’ll be racing next.