Top Americans At Last Month’s EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler Will Receive $5,000 Bonuses

Payout is part of the American Development Program’s commitment to USA runners

Press Release
December 12, 2013

PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. officials announced today that bonuses totaling $5,000 will be awarded to 13 top American finishers in last month’s EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler. The payout is part of the organization’s American Development Program launched this year to encourage, support and increase exposure and racing opportunities for emerging USA runners.

“This additional payday reflects our full commitment to assist the next generation of American runners as they start their professional careers, “said Patrice Matamoros, Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. CEO. “The bonus is a ‘thank you’ to the American athletes who ran in the inaugural EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler. We look forward to welcoming them and other runners to Pittsburgh throughout 2014 at all of our premier events as part of our American Development Program.”

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The next premier event on the American Development Program schedule is the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon and the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon set for Sunday, May 4.

LetsRun.com Addition:
The results for the race were as follows:
MEN –
1. Elijah Muturi Karanja, 32, Hebron, KY (KEN)   46:50    $2500
2. Nelson Oyugi, 21, Santa Fe, NM (KEN)          46:59 PB  1000
3. Julius Kogo, 28, KEN                          47:03      500
4. Reuben Limaa, 27, Nyack, WY (KEN)             47:12      350
5. Fernando Cabada, 31                           47:32 PB   250
6. Jonathan Grey, 25, Minneapolis, MN            47:38 PB
7. Brendan Gregg, 24                             48:06
8. Diriba Yigezu, 25, New York, NY (ETH)         48:15
9. Ian Burrell, 28                               48:34
10. Dustin Emerick, 24, Shelby Twp, MI            48:37
11. Ben Bruce, 31, Flagstaff, AZ                  48:54
12. Jeff Weiss, 27                                49:14
13. Zachary Ripley, 25, Grand Rapids, MI          49:28
14. Brent Vaughn, 29, Pittsburgh, PA              49:50
15. Job Christiansen, 22, Kent, OH                52:03
16. Justin Weaver, 23                             52:29
17. Jed Christiansen, 26, Greenville, PA          53:15
18. Nick Edinger, 22, Mars, PA                    53:37WOMEN
1. Sarah Kiptoo, 24, Santa Fe, NM                53:56 PB $2500
2. Sophy Jepchirchir, 19, KEN                    54:54 PB  1000
3. Karolina Jarzynska, 32, POL                   55:14      500
4. Lindsey Scherf, 27                            55:55      350
5. Addie Bracy, 27, Longmont, CO                 56:30      250
6. Kaitlin Gregg, 26                             59:03
7. Sara Raschiatore, 33, Shellocta, PA           59:36
8. Anne Falcone, 35, Cleveland, TN             1:01:08
9. Laura Harnish, 26, Pittsburgh, PA           1:02:26
10. Jennifer Haffner, 22, Pittsburgh, PA        1:03:25
11. Liz Aquino Harrison, 39, City, PA           1:04:30 [1:04:23 net]
12. Lisa Lucas, 47, Upper St Clair, PA          1:04:43
13. Sarah Olesky, 23, South Park, PA            1:05:56

About Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc.
Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that promotes the love of running by offering world-class running events and training opportunities while enhancing community involvement in fitness activities for a wide variety of ages and abilities. The organization offers various activities to foster the sport of running throughout the year, including the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, GNC Live Well Liberty Mile and EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler.

About EQT Corporation:

EQT Corporation is an integrated energy company with emphasis on Appalachian area natural gas production, gathering, transmission, and distribution. With more than 120 years of experience, EQT continues to be a leader in the use of advanced horizontal drilling technology – designed to minimize the potential impact of drilling related activities and reduce the overall environmental footprint. Through safe and responsible operations, the Company is committed to meeting the country’s growing demand for clean-burning energy, while continuing to provide a rewarding workplace and enrich the communities where its employees live and work. Company shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange as EQT. Visit EQT Corporation at www.EQT.com

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