USA 10 Mile: Molly Huddle Crushes It, Sam Chelanga Gets First USA Title
October 4, 2015
Molly Huddle continued her fabulous 2015, winning her 18th US title in 51:44, the fastest time by an American for 10 miles in a women’s only race (there is debate as to whether it is an American record. NYRR elite athlete recruiter David Monti says it is not, so we will go with him). Neely Spence was second and Alexi Pappas third.
Things were close on the men’s side as Sam Chelanga edged Tyler Pennel for his first USA crown after they, Ritz, Jim Spisak and Jon Grey ran together for much of the race. In his post-race interview, Chelanga was thrilled to have his first US title as he said, “It feels great, I’m really happy. This is great. … I’m going to celebrate this a little bit, my first US title. It means so much to me. I love America a lot and when you say, ‘This is it’, this is it for me. This is cloud nine.”
— USATF (@usatf) October 4, 2015
USATF 10 Mile Championships – Deeper results at Medtronic TC 10 Mile site
St Paul/Minneapolis, MN