The veteran American marathoner will be the subject of Competitor magazine’s new “Training Day” feature.
The California International Marathon in Sacramento is known to have a fast course, and based on this reputation it always attracts a goodly number of elite American marathoners seeking Olympic Trials qualifying times. Among those who will pursue the 2:19 men’s standard in this year’s race, which takes place Sunday, December 6, is Josh Cox. A member of the Mammoth Track Club, whose other members include Meb Keflezighi, Deena Kastor, and Ryan Hall, Cox, 34, has a personal best of 2:13:54 and finished 5th in the 2004 Olympic Trials Marathon.
Recently, a crew from Competitor.com visited Cox in Mammoth Lakes, California, and filmed him running a long marathon-pace workout at an altitude of 7,100 feet. Look for this “Training Day” video, the first in a monthly series, to be posted on Competitor.com soon. Writer Matt Fitzgerald also wrote a piece about the workout that will be published in the January 2010 issue of Competitor.
Here’s a preview of the 2009 California International Marathon: SacBee.com.