OTC Elite’s Julia Lucas took home victory in Chicago’s Shamrock Shuffle running 25:37 over the 8k distance. After struggling with injuries the past couple of years, Lucas has regained her fitness and looks primed to make a run at the Olympic Trials this June.
Also returning from injury was Oregon grad Nicole Blood. The NJ/NY Track Club member finished 5th on the day.
On the men’s side, the race was won in 23:18 by Abdelaaziz Atmani. Indoor 3000m US championships competitor and member of Team Nebraska, David Adams took the runner-up spot ahead of Abdi Abdirahman in 23:21 to 23:30.