September 30th, 2018 - (CORNING, NY) – Brianna Deming (Webster, NY) shocked Corning today by qualifying for the USA Track and Field Olympic Trials in the Marathon. Her unofficial time at the Guthrie Wineglass Marathon of 2:44:35 beats the Olympic qualifying standard of 2:45:00 by 25 seconds. Team USA Runners must qualify for the trials between September 1st, 2018 - January 19th, 2020 which puts Brianna just inside the qualifying window.
"I can't believe I just made the Olympic trials time."
Confluence Running:First of all, congrats on your win. How do you feel about today?
Brianna Deming: I trained the hardest I’ve ever trained in my life and I can’t believe I just made the Olympic trials time. I really didn’t think I was going to be able to do it at the end, but I just held on for as long as possible.
CR: Is this your PR?
BD: Oh, Yeah! By 11 minutes.
CR: What was your training like?
BD: This segment was 13 weeks of training and I’ve run Rochester [Marathon] twice and I’ve run Boston twice.
CR: Have you ever done Wineglass before?
BD: No, this is my first time at Wineglass.
CR: What did you think about the course?
BD: It was really nice. I like the downhills, it’s very scenic. It was a good course.
CR: What did you think about the weather today?
BD: The rain is not that great but the temperature is perfect; not humid, and cool, so I didn’t overheat.
CR: What are you going to do now to celebrate?
BD: I think we’re going to get some of that finish line brew at liquid shoes brewing, go back to Webster and hang out with family and celebrate.
CR: What do you have next running-wise?
BD: Well next is probably going to be the Olympic trials.
CR: Can you talk about your training process a little bit?
BD: I hit a max of about 95 miles per week (mpw). A long run and workout once a week. A lot of early mornings and a lot of hard work.