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Throwback Thursday: Deborah Maier

September 12, 2013

Favorite Workout: “Straight up Mile repeats”

By Liam Boylan-Pett, Running Times

Who: Deborah Maier
High School: Ponderosa High School, Shingle Springs, Calif., Class of 2008

HS Personal Records:
Mile: 4:59
2 Mile: 10:51
5000m XC: 17:51

Current PRs:
Mile: 4:35.87
3000m: 9:02.35
5000m: 15:29.24
10,000m: 32:12.47

A pack of women lollygagged through the first few laps of the women’s 10,000m at the 2012 Olympic Trials, going through the motions of a championship race and running unrushed through the first half. All but one runner was in the pack of women, and she gapped the field by about 30 meters. It was Deborah Maier, who was going for the Olympic “A” standard.

She faded in the race (Maier took ninth in 32:25.82), but she's still charging on. After graduating from Ponderosa High School in 2008, Maier went on to a storied career at the University of California, Berkeley, where she was an All-American and two-time NCAA runner-up. Now, Maier is joining the professional ranks. She moved  to Seattle in August to train with the Brooks Beasts Track Club, where training partners like 4:04.60 1500m runner, Katie Mackey, and Brie Felnagle, who has a 15:14.33 5000m to her name, have already excelled.

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