On Sunday morning, Renee took her Summer racing sharpness up to Rhode Island to compete in the U.S. Road 5k Championships. This championships is held annually at the CVS/Pharmacy Downtown 5k in Providence. Renee had been suffering from sickness all week and considered pulling out of the race as close as that Thursday. Yet Renee knew she was fit, and so she made the trip.
Renee proved that her road wins all Summer were no fluke. Renee finished a stunning 7th place in the U.S. Championships in 16:32. Renee was running in as high as fifth place late in to the race. And on of the two women to pass Renee was Erin Donohue, who finished the Summer with the second fastest mile by an American woman this year. So needless to say, Renee was hanging with the big guns. Renee’s performance puts a stamp on this biggest year of development in the women’s team to date.