Tyler Andrews has been training more than 9,000 feet above sea level in Quito, Ecuador, for the past two months as he prepares to attempt a 50k world record in April.
Down at Potomac River-level at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Washington DC Marathon, he had a chance to test himself at sea level – and he won in 2:20:45, nearly five minutes ahead of the second-place runner.
Both men’s and women’s titles will remain in the D.C. area after a sweep last year. Andrews lives part-time in Arlington.
“I feel super confident after this,” Andrews said after the race.
Andrews, 27, who lives part-time in Arlington, will aim to break the 50k world record of 2:43:38 on April 13 at a race put on by one of his sponsors, Hoka One One, in Santa Barbara, Calif. (more…)
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