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Campbell and Armstrong earlier this year.
On a cool, 48-degree, foggy Minnesota morning, ASICS Greenville Track Club-ELITE teammates Wallace Campbell and Chass Armstrong covered the half marathon distance in 1:06:53 and 1:06:58, respectively (5:07 per mile pace).
In what was described as the deepest half marathon field in US history, the GTC-ELITE men ran close together as they passed the 5K mark in 15:35 and 15:40 (5:01 and 5:02 per mile pace). Slowing moving their way up through the field of over 150 qualifiers they passed 10K at 31:21 and 31:24 with Armstrong slightly ahead. They hit 10 miles in 50:55 and 50:58 before Campbell passed Armstrong during the next 3K.
Campbell's time was a new personal best by one minute and 17 seconds (1:17), while Armstrong was only 12 seconds off his previous best. Their overall placings were 68th and 70th as 138 of the nation's best distance runners finished.