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Bo Waggoner - Running page

I like running. Great exercise, great social activity, great competition, great fun. Highly recommended.
I currently compete for the Boston Athletic Association (BAA).

Prior to graduate school, I competed for the Duke Blue Devils cross-country and track and field teams. Prior to that, I ran for Maumee High School in Maumee, Ohio.
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Contents: Recent results, Projects, Bio, Other

Recent results

2017-06-25BAA 10kBoston, MA33:1428th
2016-02-13USA Olympic Trials MarathonLos Angeles, CADNFDNF
2015-12-12USATF Club XC Nationals (10k)Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA30:4542nd (team 2nd - BAA)
2015-11-26East Side Turkey Trot (5k)Toledo, OH14:431st
2015-11-08USATF New England Club XC (10k)Franklin Park, Boston, MA31:5817th (team 1st - BAA)
2015-10-31Philadelphia Rock n' Roll Half MPhiladelphia, PA1:04:5021st (qualified OT 'thon)
2015-08-16Falmouth 7-milerFalmouth, MA35:4115th
2015-08-01Beach to Beacon 10kCape Elizabeth, ME30:2514th
2015-06-21BAA 10kBoston, MA32:0120th
2015-04-18BAA 5kBoston, MA15:2123rd
2015-01-25Greater Boston TC Invite (Mile)Harvard track, Boston, MA4:15.091st
2014-12-13USATF Club XC Nationals (10k)Bethlehem, PA30:3758th (team 2nd - BAA)
2014-11-25East Side Turkey Trot (5k)Toledo, OH14:451st
2014-11-09USATF New England Club XC (10k)Franklin Park, Boston, MA31:2014th (team 1st - BAA)
2014-10-26Mayor's Cup (8k)Franklin Park, Boston, MA25:0219th (team 1st - BAA)
2014-09-20Philadelphia Rock n' Roll Half MPhiladelphia, PA1:10:5441st
2014-08-03High Street MileNewburyport, MA4:11.34th
2014-06-22BAA 10kBoston, MA30:4810th
2014-04-19BAA 5kBoston, MA14:5317th
2013-10-13BAA Half MarathonBoston, MA1:08:1915th
2013-09-15Whole Foods Market 5kCambridge, MA14:332nd



High School (Fall 2003 - Spring 2007): I went to Maumee High School in Maumee, Ohio, where I ran cross country and track. I ended up with PRs of 4:15 for the 1600m and 9:09 for the 3200m. My senior year I placed second in the state meet at 3200m behind Emil Heineking (which nemesis would continue to defeat me while at the University of Virginia).

College (Fall 2007 - Spring 2011): I had a really enjoyable time as a Duke Blue Devil with a great group of teammates, coached by Norm Ogilvie. In 2010 we placed 21st at the DI NCAA Championships in cross-country. Individually, in 2011 I qualified for the NCAA 10000m final in outdoor track, placing 21st. In my time at Duke, I was named COSIDA Academic All-America, 4-time All-ACC in cross-country, All-ACC in the indoor 5k, and twice ACC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year (2010 Indoor Track and 2010 XC).

My college (and still current) PRs:
Mile4:06.84iVa Tech Challenge2010-02-19
5000m14:06.97IC4A Championships2011-05-13
10000m29:14.65NCAA D1 East Prelims2011-05-26

Post-collegiate: Sporadic training and racing; joined the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) in fall of 2014, competing on their team for the club cross-country national championships.
In fall 2015, I ran 1:04:50 for the half-marathon to qualify for the 2016 US Olympic Trials marathon on February 13, 2016. Unfortunately, I overheated and dropped out at mile 20 unable to continue. :( Since then I have been dealing with injuries but hoping to make progress toward a comeback.

Update June 2017: in physical therapy and back to training consistently.


The gif of my skeleton running at the top of the page (see it in video format) is courtesy of Professor Dan Lieberman and the Skeletal Biology lab. The video was made when Dr. Lieberman was interviewed on Sanjay Gupta's show on CNN; I was the lab rat. See the segment.

Here's a screenshot of me in an ad for the Atlantic Coast Conference you may have seen if you watch much football or basketball:

The lead pack during the 2009 ACC XC Championships my junior year at WakeMed Park, Raleigh NC (with photo credit to PrettySporty):
ACC XC championships - Pretty Sporty

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