Distance runner Amy Hastings Cragg to visit Luke’s Locker next week

Amy Hastings Cragg will visit Luke's Locker April 28. Photo by John Barnhart.
Amy Hastings Cragg will visit Luke’s Locker April 28. Photo by John Barnhart.

Distance runner Amy Hastings Cragg will pop by Luke’s Locker next week to mingle and talk shop with local athletes.

Hastings had a tough time at the Boston Marathon on Monday, where conditions were wet and chilly. She fell off the back of the lead pack in the middle of the race and did not finish. It was her first experience at Boston.

She’ll be at the Austin running store from 6-7:30 p.m. April 28. The event is free and open to the public.

Despite her Boston showing, she’s one of the fastest women in the country.

At her debut marathon in 2011, she placed second with a time of 2:27:03. That same year, she was runner up at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, where she ran the 5,000 meters in 15:14:31. She’s the 2012 American champion in the 10,000 meters and finished 11th at the event at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

She won the national 10K road title at the Peachtree Road Race last year, then capped that accomplishment by tying her personal record and placing fifth at the Chicago Marathon.

Author: Pam LeBlanc

Pam LeBlanc writes about fitness and travel for the Austin American-Statesman. She has worked for the Statesman since 1998 and written her weekly fitness column, Fit City, since 2004.

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