Rod DeHaven

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Rod DeHaven (born September 21, 1966, in Palo Alto, California) is the Head Men's and Women's Cross Country Coach and Track and Field Coach at South Dakota State University (2011 to present).[1] SDSU is his alma mater where he holds several school records in track.[2]

Before returning to SDSU, Rod spent time as a professional runner.[citation needed] His most notable achievement is winning the 2000 Olympic Trials marathon and being the only athlete to represent the United States at the marathon at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.[3] DeHaven is also the course record holder for the Naples Half Marathon, with a 1:03:12 time set in 2000.[4]

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  United States
2001 Chicago Marathon Chicago, Illinois 6th Marathon 2:11:40[5]
2000 Naples Half Marathon Naples, Florida 1st Half-marathon 1:03:12
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 69th Marathon 2:30:46
2000 2000 US Olympic Trials Marathon Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1st Marathon 2:15:30
1999 7th IAAF World Championships Seville, Spain 24th Marathon 2:19:06
1991 19th IAAF World Cross Country Championships Antwerp, Belgium 194th 12k 37:34

Personal bests

  • 800 meters - 1:48.67 (1986 - SDSU School Record)
  • 1500 meters - 3:40.15 (1987 - SDSU School Record)
  • 8 kilometers - 22:54 (1999 Cedar Rapids)
  • 10,000 meters- 28:17.25 (2000 Palo Alto)
  • Half marathon - 1:03:12 (2000 Naples FL)
  • Marathon - 2:11:40 (2001 Chicago)

References

  1. ^ Spencer Chase (September 21, 2011). "Adjusting on the Run". SDSU Collegian. Archived from the original on September 9, 2012. Retrieved September 26, 2011.
  2. ^ South Dakota State Track & Field School Records, SDSU Athletics at GoJacks.com, retrieved February 14, 2012.
  3. ^ Lori Shontz (May 8, 2000). "DeHaven traveled long, unusual path to the winner's circle". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved September 26, 2011.
  4. ^ "2000 Half Marathon Special Report". Retrieved May 8, 2013.
  5. ^ "Chicago Marathon Race Results 2001". Marathon Guide. Retrieved May 12, 2013.