INDIANAPOLIS -Cheryl Foody of Aliso Viejo, Calif., has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after winning the women's race at the fourth annual Avia OC Marathon presented by Nutrilite in Newport Beach, Calif.
Foody crossed the finish line in a course record 2 hours 38 minutes 38 seconds, shattering the previous record of 2:46:04, set last year by Mary Akor and bettered the "A" qualifying standard for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Women's Marathon. Foody is one of 19 women to achieve the "A" standard for this year's Trials.
Now in its sixth year, USATF's Athlete of the Week program is designed to recognize outstanding performers at all levels of the sport. USATF names a new honoree each week and features the athlete on the USATF website. Selections are based on top performances and results from the previous week.
2008 USATF Athlete of the Week Winners: January 8, Cheryl Foody.