Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Brands

Events

Solinsky, Tegenkamp To Race In Australia

Oregon Track Club teammates will go after world championships standard.

Chris Solinsky-Matt Tegenkamp
Teammates Matt Tegenkamp (left) and Chris Solinsky (right) will race 5,000 meters in Australia on March 3. Photo: Reuters

Oregon Track Club teammates will go after world championships standard in the 5,000 meters.

Sub-13 minute 5,000-meter men Chris Solinsky and Matt Tegenkamp, who train together under coach Jerry Schumacher in Portland, Oregon, will be part of a loaded race at the IAAF Melbourne Track Classic in Australia on March 3.

The field also includes Australian national record holder Craig Mottram, who has run 12:55.76 for the distance. The race doubles at the Australian national championship and will be aimed at getting the world championships A-standard qualifying time of 13:20.

Solinsky, who ran 26:59 last  May in the 10,000 meters to shatter Meb Keflezighi’s nine-year-old American record, has the second fastest 5,000-meter time in U.S. history behind Bernard Lagat. Tegenkamp is a World Championship and Olympic finalist in the event, and was the third American in history to break 13 minutes for the 12-1/2 lap race.

For More: Runner’s Tribe