(c) RUNNER’S TRIBE 2019
Hoka One One Long Island: And Australia’s four time NCAA champion Morgan McDonald showed his class extends to the four lapper as well, clocking 3:54.63 for the win.
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McDonald, who spoke with Runner’s Tribe last week, will line up in Aussie colours at the fast approaching Doha World Championships for the 5000m. McDonald, in his first race as a pro walked away with a $3000 pay day.
Speaking to race results weekly, McDonald reported:
“It went out hot, and on that third lap I probably should have gone a bit earlier, but I was a little uncomfortable and a little bit scared. When I went I knew I had a lot left. I just went for it, you know.”
“I didn’t know what my time was, but I felt pretty good,” McDonald said breaking into a smile after a reporter told him he had run 3:54. “That’s all right. That’s not bad. I’ll take it. I’m really happy with that.”
Morgan’s next race is the New Balance Fifth Avenue Mile this Sunday. It’s the only two races Morgan will race prior to Doha.
“I’ve been racing (only) a little bit; I’ve just been training,” he said. “This is prep for Doha; it’s good to get out there and have a hit-out like that.”
McDonald has recently signed with Under Armour and will remain in Arkansas under the guidance of his college coach, Mick Byrne.