Elmore, Juan Luis Barrios Win 2006 Seagate 5k, Dan Browne 5th
SAN JOSE, Calif. - (November 23, 2006) - Over 3,100 runners prefaced
their Thanksgiving dinners under radiant blue skies this morning by
burning calories at the 2nd Annual Applied
Materials Silicon Valley
Turkey Trot 5K/10K in downtown San Jose. In the companion Seagate Elite
5K, a covey of the most talented distance runners in the world
some of the fastest times in the U.S. this year as Mexico's Juan Luis
Barrios and Canada's Malindi Elmore captured victories.
In the women's elite 5K (3.1 miles) race, Elmore, 26, demonstrated the
form she used as a 2004 Canadian Olympian, and a four-time All-American
at Stanford University to score a convincing win. Elmore waited until a
half mile remained on the fast 3/4-mile, multiple loop course before
leaving her rivals behind. Her winning time was an excellent 15 minutes
and 56 seconds. A trio of Kenyan's followed Elmore, including Magdalene
Mukunzi (2nd, 15:59) and Florence Jepkosgei (3rd, 16:00). Sara Hall
16:06), this year's USA national 5K road champion, was the first
"I was getting kind of nervous partway through because it was a big lead
group," said Elmore. "I thought the race might come down to a kick, and
although I'm a miler, I don't really like those kinds of races. So, I
picked it up with 800 meters to go to see who went with me, and then did
it again with 400 to go just to make sure no one did."
Barrios earned a win in the men's elite race over a covey of top rivals
by withstanding a mid-race surge by 2006 U.S. cross country 12K champion
Ryan Hall. Barrios, 23, overtook Hall late in the race and proceeded for
the win in a time of 13:47. He led four men who dipped below 14 minutes.
Josphat Boit, this year's NCAA Division I (collegiate) national
10,000-meter champion, was second in 13:49. It was Boit's first
post-collegiate race. Hall (13:52) hung on for third.
"Hall did a lot of the work in the race, and I know he's a fast
but I was able to get him in the end," said Barrios, who was a dual
junior medalist at the 2002 Central American and Caribbean Games, and
captured the prestigious Mt. SAC 5,000-meter title on the track in
Walnut, Calif. last spring.
Each victor won $2,500 portions of an over $22,000 prize purse. The
also served as a 5K open men's championship for the Pacific Association
of USA Track & Field (presented by Santa Clara Valley National
which $2,500 in prize funds was awarded to top PA/USATF individuals and
clubs. Hall, who resides in Mammoth Lakes, Calif. and trains with Team
Running USA, earned the championship victory.
In two years. the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot has raised over $325,000
three local charity organizations: Santa Clara Family Health Foundation,
Second Harvest Food Bank, and the Housing Trust of Santa Clara County.
The event is presented by Applied Materials. Additional gold medal
sponsors include Seagate, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, SAP, KB
Home, EMC2, and Santa Clara Valley National Bank.
TOP RESULTS - Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot/Seagate Elite
(Complete results are available at www.buzzwordproductions.com or
1. Juan Luis Barrios, Mexico, 23, 13:47, $2,500
2. Josphat Boit, Kenya, 22, 13:49, $1,500
3. Ryan Hall, Mammoth Lakes, CA, 24,
4. Heron Lagat, Kenya, 23, 13:58
5. Dan Browne, Beaverton, OR, 31, 14:06
6. Jerry Ziak, Canada, 30, 14:12
7. Mohammed Trafeh, Morocco, 21, 14:14
8. Julius Achon, Uganda, 29, 14:16
9. Blake Boldon, Ames, IA, 27, 14:32
10. Jacques Sallberg, Pasadena, CA, 32, 14:33...
...29. Kenrick Sealy, Campbell, CA, 40, 15:48, $350