King leads halfway through national race, finishes 11th

From Staff Reports

June 25, 2007 - Sulphur Springs' Kyle King got some face time and mention by ESPN broadcasters during the running of the 5,000-meter race at the U.S. Track and Field National Championships on Friday.

King, running for ZAP Fitness, took the lead about halfway through the 12 1/2-lap race and led for a couple of laps.

He finished 11th overall in a time of 13 minutes, 49.60 seconds. Bernard Lagat won the race in 13:30.13. The top three finishers will represent the U.S. in the world championships later this summer.

Parts of the 5K race were broadcast live Friday evening, though ESPN went to commercial and replays of earlier races during some of the live event.

King, the son of Chuck and Lynette King, has been running for ZAP Fitness since he graduated from Baylor University after an All-American career in track and cross country.

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