New U.S. citizen Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton won her first US national title. *Results
*MB: USA 25K Champs - Christo Landry Wins, Jared Ward Looks Solid
Kebede ran 1:21:55 (5:16 pace) which is the 5th fastest all-time. Cheroben ran 1:12:31 (4:40 pace).
Ward added another US title to the one he won at the LA Marathon as he beat Christo Landry by 5-seconds. Abdi Abdirahman was another 25-seconds back in 3rd. Sara Hall was a distant 2nd in the women's race. *Full Results
Sutume Asefa Kebede and Elizeba Cherono lead the women's field.
She split 25K in 1:22:36 to breat Janet Cherobon-Bawcom's previous mark by by exactly 2-minutes. Flanagan just missed Deena Kastor's 30K AR by 7-seconds.
Samson Gebreyohannes Gezaha won the overall race in 1:14:08 as US 10-Mile champ Landry ran 1:14:18 to tie Mo Trafeh's AR and take 2nd overall. Shadrack Biwott was 3rd overall (2nd American) in 1:14:31. Chris Solinsky was 3rd American and 5th overall (1:16:44). Northern Arizona Elite's Johnson won in 1:25:26 over Dot McMahan and Mattie Suver.
*Men's Video Highlights
*Women's Video Highlights
Kirui is happy with his comeback from the injury that kept him out of Moscow 2013 and talks about his racing plans for the summer and fall.