Chris Solinsky Is Back

Yesterday, at approximately 11pm central time, Chris Solinsky announced via Twitter that his first race back will be the Falmouth Road Race, just 11 short days from now. Judging from the hashtag used in his tweet, the first non-African to run under 27 minutes will be using this race as a baby step along his road back from hamstring surgery that put a wet blanket on his 2012 Olympic dreams

The sleepy town of Falmouth, located in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, is home to the seven mile road race that runs a picturesque length of the Massachusetts coastline. A historic race, past winners include Bill Rodgers, Frank Shorter, Alberto Salazar, and Joan Benoit-Samuelson. In the past few years, however, an American has been hard pressed to crack the top three. And with Solinsky off the scene for as long as he's been, it may be a difficult ride.

Good performance or not, it's great to see the former American Record holder back on his feet. We hope that this race is just a stepping stone into the form of Solinsky of yester-year.



Check out the last interview we had with Chris Solinsky at the 2012 Olympic Trials:

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