Ex-Duke University All-American Sally Meyerhoff, 27, was killed yesterday in a tragic cycling accident near her home in Maricopa, Arizona as she trained for the Ironman Triathlon World Championship.
A two-time Olympic Trials Marathon qualifier, 2009 U.S. 25K Road champion, and 2011 winner of the P.F. Chang’s Rock `n` Roll Arizona Marathon in her hometown of Tempe, we first met Sally in 2008 when she made her marathon debut at P.F. Chang’s. We saw her last as she competed in Houston at the U.S. Half Marathon Championship at the end of January. In her short, but full 27 years she represented the best qualities of her family, her community, and her sport.