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Ed Moran ‘ W&M Grad, Takes 10th in Debut at New York Marathon

From Tribe Athletics

William and Mary alum Ed Moran ’03, MPP ’05, MBA ’11 ran his first-ever marathon Sunday morning at the ING New York Marathon, and announced his arrival in a big way with a 10th-place finish against some of the best marathoners in the world.  Kenya’s Geoffrey Mutai, who ran the fastest-ever marathon at Boston earlier this year, won the race Sunday with a course-record time of 2:05:06.

Moran finished 10th overall in the race with a time of 2:11:46, and was the second-fastest American behind only 2009 champion Meb Keflezighi (sixth in 2:09.13).  Moran’s time was well under the automatic qualifying standard for both the U.S. Olympic Trials, in Houston in January, as well as for the London Olympic Games next summer.  Today’s race capped off a successful 2011 campaign for the 30-year-old, who will be getting married next week in Pittsburgh.  In February, Moran was third at the U.S. Cross Country Championships, and took sixth at 5,000m at the U.S. Track Championships in June.  On July 4th, he was second at the 10K Road Championships in Atlanta, and in October, he was fourth at the 10-Mile Road Championships in what was his longest-ever race before today.

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