Brianna Deming | Wineglass Marathon
Interview with Wineglass Marathon Winner and Olympic Trials Marathon Qualifier
Pictures by Confluence Running
September 30th, 2018 - (CORNING, NY) – Brianna Deming (Webster, NY) shocked Corning today by qualifying for the USA Track and Field Olympic Trials in the Marathon. Her unofficial time at the Guthrie Wineglass Marathon of 2:44:35 beats the Olympic qualifying standard of 2:45:00 by 25 seconds. Team USA Runners must qualify for the trials between September 1st, 2018 - January 19th, 2020 which puts Brianna just inside the qualifying window.
"I can't believe I just made the Olympic trials time."
Confluence Running: First of all, congrats on your win. How do you feel about today?
Brianna Deming: I trained the hardest I’ve ever trained in my life and I can’t believe I just made the Olympic trials time. I really didn’t think I was going to be able to do it at the end, but I just held on for as long as possible.
CR: Is this your PR?
BD: Oh, Yeah! By 11 minutes.
CR: What was your training like?
BD: This segment was 13 weeks of training and I’ve run Rochester [Marathon] twice and I’ve run Boston twice.
CR: Have you ever done Wineglass before?
BD: No, this is my first time at Wineglass.
CR: What did you think about the course?
BD: It was really nice. I like the downhills, it’s very scenic. It was a good course.
CR: What did you think about the weather today?
BD: The rain is not that great but the temperature is perfect; not humid, and cool, so I didn’t overheat.
CR: What are you going to do now to celebrate?
BD: I think we’re going to get some of that finish line brew at liquid shoes brewing, go back to Webster and hang out with family and celebrate.
CR: What do you have next running-wise?
BD: Well next is probably going to be the Olympic trials.
CR: Can you talk about your training process a little bit?
BD: I hit a max of about 95 miles per week (mpw). A long run and workout once a week. A lot of early mornings and a lot of hard work.
BD: Thank you
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Matthew Francis Gawors is a lifelong endurance athlete. He specialized in the 800m in High School and switched to marathons in college. In 2009, he switched over to competing primarily in Triathlons. His passion and goal is to support the Binghamton community by improving their physical, emotional, and financial health through physical fitness events and tourism. He owns the running special store, Confluence Running, has worked as the Director of Parks, Recreation, and Youth Services for Broome County, and currently is employed by Binghamton University as the Aquatics Director for Health and Wellness Studies.
Mail: 46 S Washington St, Binghamton NY 13903
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