Keiffer Makes Racing Return at Freihofer’s Run for Women

By David Monti, @d9monti (c) 2018 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved Allie Kieffer in advance of the 2018 Freihofer's Run for Women (photo by David Monti for Race Results Weekly) ALBANY, N.Y. (01-Jun) -- Allie Kieffer had hoped to run 2:33 at last November's TCS New York City Marathon, an ambitious goal which would have been more than an 11-minute personal best. Staying in control, the 30 year-old athlete stuck with her race plan, hitting halfway in 1:16:39, 20 seconds behind the lead pack. At that point she checked herself and realized that she had a lot left in the tank. She could pick it up, she thought, and maybe catch a few people. "I think I went halfway through right on target," Kieffer said in an interview with Race Results Weekly here today. "I was a little bit off the main pack, and I just started reeling them in after halfway. I remember thinking to myself, 'why is everybody running so slow.?'" In a brilliant piece of running, Kieffer slowly picked up her pace, running the second half in 1:13:00 and the last 10-K (from the 20 mile mark to the finish) in 34:18. She ended [...]