Birthday Girl Heather Celebrates in Style
By Colin Thompson, The Royal Gazette
Heather Kampf ushered in her 26th birthday with a hard fought victory in last night’s KPMG Invitational Elite Women’s Mile.
The Minnesota resident hit the tape in 4:49 to finish ahead of nearest rivals Sarah Brown (4:50.7) and Phoebe Wright (4:53.45) as American runners swept the podium.
Bermuda’s Tamika Williams, still recovering from a bout of flu, finished fifth in the field of eight runners in a personal best time of 5:06.34.
With last year’s winner Korene Hinds unable to defend her crown as she’s pregnant, Kampf and Brown fought tooth and nail for the Jamaican’s vacant crown in a thrilling race that went right down to the wire.
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