Cheerio, Morgan & Anna [Updated]


Terrence Mahon has taken over as the middle distance coach for U.K. Athletics and Morgan Uceny, the Olympic finalist from Cornell, is following him overseas.

Today, Uceny posted this message on Facebook:

“In case you haven’t heard the BIG news, I’m moving to England at the end of the month! My coach is the new UKA middle distance coach and I wasn’t about to give up on someone who has taken me as far as I’ve come. Cheerio!”

UPDATE: Peter Gambaccini of Runner’s World tracked down Anna Pierce, who wrote:

“I’m staying with Terrence as my coach; it never even occurred to me to switch coaches. Through this whole process my mindset has been ‘how can we make this work?’ I believe Terrence is one of the best coaches in the world, and he deserves to be compensated correctly for his tireless efforts on behalf of his athletes. Morgan and I are in full support of his decision and will be heading over to the UK in December.”

  • Jackson Marlowe

    Yeah…flat on your face in no less than two world class finals…

    • http://www.facebook.com/brett.hoover Brett Hoover

      And it is safe to say that, in spite of that, she is 10,000 times more accomplished than you.

  • Old track coach

    With an excellent chance to win them both.

    • eltjim

      coulda, woulda, shoulda…

  • Robert Rumsey

    She is an amazing talent and a world class competitor.

  • history buff

    Obama winning reelection is, “BIG news”; not this

    • http://www.facebook.com/brett.hoover Brett Hoover

      Obama winning was ‘huge’ news. For an individual to move away from their home country is certainly ‘big’ news to them.