First year ZAP-Reebok athlete Josh Izewski competed in the Bobby Doyle 5 Miler on Sunday in Narragansett, Rhode Island. For Izewski it was a chance to compete for the 2nd time since returning from a nagging hamstring injury that saw him miss the end of the spring and the early summer. In his return to racing 4 weeks ago Izewski finished 4th at the Crazy 8’s Road Race, which was the highest and American has finished there in over 20 years.
On a warm, muggy morning in Rhode Island Izewski shot to the front of the field at the start and never looked back. Izewski passed the mile mark in 4:38 and hit 2 miles in 9:15. By the time he reached the 5k mark in 14:26 he had a 40 second lead and the only question that remained was how fast he would run. Izweski slowed slightly over the rolling hills in the final 2 miles but stretched his lead to nearly a minute by the finish. Izewski’s time of 23:32 also broke the 7 year old course record by 7 seconds.