Relay Marathon in November 2008Edit
United States (also known as USA) Olympian Dan Browne will lead a team of six U.S. athletes in an unusual marathon relay in Chiba, Japan (also known as JPN) , in November 2008. its 20th year. the 2008 '''Chiba International Ekiden features mixed teams of men and women running six alternating legs totaling 26.2 miles or 42.195 kilometers.
The first leg is a men's 5K (3.1 miles); the second, a women 5K; the third leg, men's 10K (6.2 miles); fourth leg, women's 5K; fifth leg, men's 10K; and the sixth leg, women's 7.195K (4.5 miles).
Competing for the United States (also known as USA) team in 2008:
- Dan Browne
- Carrie Messner Vickers
- Ed Moran
- Sean Quigley
- Tera Moody
- Allison Grace and
- alternates Teresa McWalters and David Jankowski.
Teams in 2008Edit
- United States (also known as USA) , Brazil (also known as BRA) , Canada (also known as CAN) , China (also known as CHN) , Ethiopia (also known as ETH) , Great Britain (also known as GBR) , Romania (also known as ROU) , Russia (also known as RUS) and Sweden (also known as SWE) .
- USA finished fourth in the event behind host team and defending champion Japan.