Tom Bosworth has a walking 5K PB of 18:54 so they'll have to run 6:05 pace to beat him. Those that beat him get free entry into the Great South Run.
Race director George Regan said they want to start giving more support to Americans, especially in an Olympic year. Anyone can enter the race, but they won't recruit or pay to fly in top Africans anymore.
She was photographed stopping to take a cab, but it was planned so she could be at the finish line to great runners.
*MB: Serena Williams pulls a Rossi. Gets into a taxi at 2k mark to finish a 5k!
That was the winning time of the road race in Falmouth, Jamaica on Saturday.
In a mixed race, she was the top woman by far in 17:11 while finishing 10th overall.
Great insight into the mind and routine of a pro in the lead up to a major race.
At the start of the year, seven states had girls racing shorter XC distances than boys, but now only four states do.
She ran 15:38 to beat Cynthia Limo by 3-seconds. 2014 US half marathon champion Serena Burla the first American in eighth in 16:11. *Full Results
Als racing are World champs 5th placer Buze Diriba, 2004 Olympic silver medalist Isabella Ochichi and Burundi's Diane Nukuri-Johnson.
True faces Sam Chelanga, Stephen Sambu and Lawi Lalang while Huddle is up against BAAA Distance Medley champ Mamitu Daska.
Bill Rodgers also ran, finishing in 24:32.
The record is 14:46 by Meseret Defar at Carlsbad 2006. Brenda Martinez and Denna Kastor are also racing. Kastor will shoot for the Masters record of 15:48 by Colleen De Reuck from 2004.
In the fall he ran 18:30 at a Turkey trot to set the road 5K record. The track record is 18:41 and he'd like to run under 18:20. Talking about setting the record back in November, Blum said, “I was pretty sad because [my dad can] usually can keep up with me. But that day, he fell back because I was probably going 5:59 mile pace.”
Yuka Takashima won the women's 10K race in 32:33 while the boys high school 10K was won in 29:48 (Kiyoshi Koga) and the girls HS 5K in 16:48 (Yuki Yokoishi).
“The 5K is my favorite distance. I’ve always felt a natural rhythm of the event. I always liked the way it works. There is the speed and excitement of the finish, but it is also a true distance race.”