Cox Seeks Olympic Trials Qualifier In Sacramento
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.