4/7/10 Chattanooga, TN—Fast Break Athletics, the iconic Chattanooga running store, recently announced the foundation of Team Fast Break, a semi-professional post-collegiate running team and training group.
Some members of the team traveled to Louisville, Kentucky last weekend to race in the city’s Papa John’s 10 Miler, a race boasting nearly 7,000 participants in this year’s edition of the event. The Papa John’s 10 Miler hosted the USA Track and Field national championship race for the 10 mile distance from 2003-2006.
Patrick Hall, a 2003 graduate of Chattanooga Christian School and a 2007 graduate of Covenant College, led the team through the so-called “Derby City,” crossing the finish line in 55 minutes, 4 seconds—a personal best for the 25 year old—good for a 7th place finish. Hall ran with a group for the first three miles, but then he broke away from them and ran mostly alone for the final seven miles of the race.
Andrew Dorn, who graduated from Chattanooga Christian School in 2004 and from Bryan College in 2009 also ran a personal best. Dorn was able to pass a few runners over the final 5km of the race and he finished in 11th place overall with a time of 56 minutes, 51 seconds.
The duo of Chattanooga Christian alumni were joined by 2001 UT-Chattanooga graduate Alan Outlaw, who had an excellent prep career at East Ridge High School (class of 1996) before putting his career on ice after graduation. He only resumed his running career a year ago and has made great strides ever since. He finished in 26th place with a 58 minute, 28 second clocking; an enormous personal best for the 32 year old.
Team Fast Break will be represented in Louisville again by the trio on April 24 in the Kentucky Derby Half Marathon.