INDIANAPOLIS — Winning the men’s 65-69 title at the USATF Club Cross Country Championships, Jacob Nur (Elk Grove, California/USATF Pacific) earned recognition as the 43rd USATF Athlete of the Week award winner for 2022.
Nur, 67, clocked 29:51 for 8km on the challenging Golden Gate Park course in San Francisco to win his age group by 1:38 and achieve an age grade of 92.24%, the best of all finishers in the masters men’s competition. Representing the SRA Elite club, Nur finished third overall out of 240 finishers in the race that was open to athletes aged 60 and above. He has bettered several age group records from 5km to the half marathon in the past 18 months and won the 65-69 gold at the USATF Masters 5km Cross Country Championships in October.
Other top performances from last week:
- Joannie Siegler, 65, Davis, California/USATF Pacific) had the top age-graded performance in the women’s masters 6km race at the USATF Club Cross Country Championships, achieving a 92.84% grade with her 25:37 to win the 65-69 division by almost two minutes.