I received a somber email from Scandinavian Jesus this morning about a local cyclist down. Although she was best known for running, she was a cyclist nonetheless.
Arizona runner Sally Meyerhoff killed in bicycle accident
Professional runner Sally Meyerhoff died Tuesday after her bike collided with a pickup truck in Maricopa, police said.
Meyerhoff apparently biked through the intersection of White and Parker Road and Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway around 1:30 p.m. heading south and collided with a truck heading east, according to Maricopa police spokeswoman LaTricia Woods.
The driver showed no signs of impairment, Woods said.
Meyerhoff, considered one of America’s top 10 marathon runners, was training for the 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials in Houston. She won the women’s section of the P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon in January.