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A rainy, damp and slightly chilly Thursday (Typical Binghamton Weather) would not slow down the Binghamton Area Runners group run at the newly opened Confluence Running in Binghamton, New York. This run would be a little different today as Maegan Krifchin of Stotan Racing (http://stotanracing.com) would join us for our run and a meet and greet afterwards.

Maegan Krifchin, center, and members of the Binghamton Area Runners. Image © Joe Geronimo

Maegan Krifchin, center, and members of the Binghamton Area Runners. Image © Joe Geronimo

Maegan graduated from JFK Bellmore High School on Long Island with a running scholarship to Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. In 2010 she graduated with a BS in Health & Exercise Science. Moving on to grad school in Ithaca, New York Maegan finished with a MS Occupational Therapy.

Maegan Krifchin speaks with runners at Confluence Running in Binghamton, New York. Image © Joe Geronimo.

Maegan Krifchin speaks with runners at Confluence Running in Binghamton, New York. Image © Joe Geronimo.

Speaking to about 25 runners yesterday evening Maegan’s running accomplishments are pretty impressive to say the least. Career Highlights: 2nd Place at 2012 US Half Marathon Championships, 2012 US Marathon Trials Qualifier, R&R Philadelphia 1/2 Marathon: 1st American, 1:11:04 (3rd fastest US women’s time/2011), Boilermaker Road Race: 5th overall, 1st American, All-Big East Conference in Cross Country (2009), ECAC Champion Mile (2010), All- Northeast Regional Team 2008-2009, Northeast Regional Team champions 2008-2009, ECAC Champion 1000 (2007), NCAA Division I Academic All American 2010, High School All-American 2006. Maegan will be competing in the USA Half Marathon Championships on June 22, 2013 in Duluth, Minnesota.

I’m new to running and I have to admit I was just a bit intimidated in meeting Maegan. Those fears quickly subsided, Maegan with her friendly and bubbly personality put me at ease. Talking with Maegan and listening to her speak gave me new perspective on my running and my future goals. Just like her a marathon is definitely in my future.

Joe Geronimo and Maegan Krifchin after a wet run Thursday June 6th 2013 in Binghamton, New York.

Joe Geronimo and Maegan Krifchin after a wet run Thursday June 6th 2013 in Binghamton, New York.

Check out Maegan’s Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/people/Maegan-Krifchin/5522945

Cheers!
Joe

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