Gordon used his difficult home life (where his father was an alcoholic and his house was destroyed in a landslide in 2008) as motivation to be able to help his family financially.
Her legs go numb during every race and she has to have someone at the finish line to catch her so she doesn't go down. She's trying to qualify for Footlocker Nationals at the Footlocker South Regional on Saturday.
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Kenyan defending champion Joseph Gitau (2:06:58) leads very deep field that includes 2007 World Championships 10000 bronze medalist Martin Mathathi (who will try again at the marathon after dropping out of last year's race) and Polish NR holder Henryk Szost (2:07:39). Japanese entrants are led by Yuki Kawauchi and Arata Fujiwara and other top competitors include US's Bobby Curtis, Canada's Reid Coolsaet and Ireland's Alistair Cragg who will once again try to finish a marathon.
Local rivals Paul Maina and Philemon Baary lead the field.
McNeill won the 4-miler in 18:49. Recent Adams State graduate and DII All-American Kristen Arendt won the women's race in 21:57. Olympic marathon trials 12th placer Wendy Thomas was 4th..
Neighbors are unhappy that the two dogs were allowed to stay living in the building after passing a rabies test.
This has been a rocky torch relay as the torch has gone out dozens of time including after President Vladimir Putin handed it over in Red Square last month.
Torrence won in 13:34 as Diego Estrada was 2nd in 13:38. Leonard Korir and Shadrack Biowott were 3-4; Alan Webb was 7th (13:56). Conley won in 15:29 over Sally Kipyego (15:37), Brie Felnagle (15:44.5) and Betsy Saina (15:44.7).