A marriage made in heaven: podium and PB buddies, Dustin and Tawny

Stablemate, four-minute miler, and beast, Dustin Bybee continued his transition to the marathon with a stunning 2’19” PB at the Hobble Creek half marathon. His 67:43 grabbed third—the winner flew home in 63:53.

Like his wife, Tawny, Dustin went out hard in the front three and then settled into his rhythm. 

“I realised the pace was a bit too hot as it was meant to be a little faster than marathon effort, so I dropped off and ran my own pace, keeping a close eye on the guy in second,” Bybee told The Stable News.

Bybee went on: “Last year, I finished second in 70:01. I was annoyed with myself for not breaking 70. I’ve had a mild achilles niggle for a few months and it’s prevented me from doing anything fast, so I’ll take today’s controlled 2’19” PR. Can’t complain with that really.”

HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVE: The Stablemaster on his private pedal boat

From his private pedal boat in The Aegean, The Stablemaster told The Stable News: “There’s something about Dustin. He’s pure beast and talent. We’ve ticked over with his training: we’re managing his achilles. This year’s St George marathon, if it goes ahead, will be a race between the two Stablemates, Dustin and Riley. Both are capable of running 2:15 and right now, with the exception of Jared Ward, there’s nobody in Utah near that sort of calibre.”