2019 USATF Masters Athlete of the Year

Very pleased to share the USATF announcement that Jeannie Rice has been named USATF Master Athlete of the Year!!

Congratulations Jeannie!

Jeannie Rice (Concord, Ohio), already the marathon world-record holder and American record holder in six events from the one mile to the marathon, turned to conquer the half-marathon in 2019 and did just that. Rice ran 1:37:07 at the Akron Half Marathon in August to set an age-group world record and now holds the three fastest times in the half marathon 70-74 division.
 
Two weeks after the world-record setting performance, Rice lowered her own U.S. Masters women’s 70-74 road mile record by 12 seconds to 6:25 and had the highest age-graded score among all competitors at the USATF Masters Mile Championships with a 97.23%.
 
“I am honored to be selected as the USATF Master Athlete of the year. I know there are many athletes throughout the country that are deserving of this award so being the individual chosen is a great honor. Thank you so much and I am very excited to receive this award!” ~ Jeannie Rice