Patrick Rizzo was selected to represent Team USA in the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, Oct. 14-30. Rizzo was one of two U.S. men competing and took eighth place in the marathon, which took place Oct. 30. Rizzo also qualified to compete in the U.S. Olympic Trials in Houston in January. The top three finishers at the Trials will represent the United States at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. Rizzo was the champion of the 2010 Rock N’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon and finished in 10th place (the second American finisher) at the 2009 Chicago Marathon with a personal best time of 2 hours, 15 minutes, 48 seconds. Rizzo was the 15th finisher (the third American) at the Boston Marathon, also in 2009.
North Central Now Annual Report 2011