Sally Meyerhoff: Runner Dies In Cycling Accident
Running Star Sally Meyerhoff Killed in Cycling Accident
Sally Meyerhoff, an accomplished track and marathon runner, was killed in a cycling accident in Maricopa, Arizona.
Sally Meyerhoff, 27, was hit by a pickup truck after failing to stop at a stop sign. The accident is being investigated, but police say that the driver of the truck did not seem to be intoxicated.
Meyerhoff was a two-time NCAA All-American track runner, as well as the winner of the 2008 PF CHang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon and the 2010 XTERRA Trail Run World Championship. Sally Meyerhoff was training for the Olympic trails, which take place later this year.
With her long red hair, usually in pigtails, and her penchant for wearing running skirts, Meyerhoff stood out in elite fields. Bigger than most runners, Meyerhoff also dabbled in triathlons, and had qualified for last year’s ironman world championships as an amateur.
Adam Zucco, Meyerhoff’s coach, said the following on behalf of Meyerhoff’s family late Tuesday night in an e-mail to the Ahwatukee Foothills paper:
"Sally's family would like to make it known she will be tremendously missed. They love her very much and she was the best sister and daughter anyone could ask for."