Molly Huddle Beats Jordan Hasay Convincingly, Leonard Korir Wins USATF 15k Title at Gate River Run

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by LetsRun.com
March 10, 2018

Molly Huddle and Leonard Korir are your champions at the 2018 US 15k champs at the 40th Gate River Run in Jacksonville, Florida.

Huddle won by 50 seconds in 47:50 to Jordan Hasay‘s 48:40 with Molly Seidel third in 49:20. In the men’s race Korir pulled away from Sam Chelanga in the final mile and won in 43:06 with Chelanga second in 43:15 and Martin Hehir third in 43:19.

Huddle, Hasay and Seidel gapped the field early hitting 5k in 15:51 and then Huddle pulled away shortly after mile 4, hitting 10k in 31:46 before winning in 47:50 (last 5k of 16:04 per the official split website not the tweet below). According to the official results website, Huddle ran her last mile in 4:48, Hasay 4:54 and Blaase 4:59. That seems really fast but the race now on purpose features a huge downhill last mile. – they call it the “Downhill Mile Challenge.” I think the bridge is 141 feet high so if they drop an entire 141 feet that would be worth slightly more than 25 seconds according to John Kellogg’s formula of 1.8 seconds for every 10 feet of elevation drop.

Splits: 5k, 10k, 8.3 miles, 15k

Huddle: 15:51, 31:46 (15:56). 43:02 at 8.3 miles and 47:50 (16:04)
Hasay: 15:59, 10k not recorded, 43:47 at 8.3, 48:40.
Seidel: 15:59, 10k not recorded, 44:17 and 49:20

Korir: 14:41, 28:45, 38:52 at 8.3 miles, before winning in 43:06
Chelanga: 14:42, 28:45, 38:52, 43:15
Hehir: 14:42, 28:55, 39:00, 43:19

Korir ran his last mile in 4:15, Hehir 4:20 and Chelanga in 4:23.

Top 20 women:

 

1. 2 Molly Huddle* 33 Providence, RI 47:50 5:07
2. 61 Jordan Hasay* 26 Beaverton, OR 48:40 5:13
3. 6 Molly Seidel* 23 Johnson City, TN 49:20 5:17
4. 46 Chelsea Blaase* 23 Rochester Hills, MI 50:35 5:25
5. 22 Rochelle Kanuho* 27 Flagstaff, AZ 51:02 5:28
6. 30 Rosa Moriello* 25 Brighton, MA 52:07 5:35
7. 26 Maddie van Beek* 26 Fargo, ND 52:12 5:36
8. 34 Susan Tanui* 30 Colorado Springs, CO 52:16 5:36
9. 14 Bethany Sachtleben* 26 Alexandria, VA 52:17 5:36
10. 20 Bridget Lyons* 30 Fairburn, GA 52:19 5:36
11. 50 Kaylee Flanagan* 22 Boulder, CO 52:56 5:40
12. 44 Katy Moen* 25 St Paul, MN 54:12 5:48
13. 73 Sarah True 36 West Lebanon, NH 54:28 5:50
14. 32 Brittany Tretbar* 22 Oklahoma City, OK 54:35 5:51
15. 36 Sallie Post* 30 Decatur, GA 54:40 5:51
16. 64 Holly Davis* 22 Viera, FL 54:48 5:52
17. 40 Misiker Denessie* 31 Colorado Springs, CO 54:48 5:52
18. 56 Lacey Krout* 28 Atlanta, GA 55:37 5:57
19. 87 Rachel Mcfarlane* 27 Jacksonville, FL 55:42 5:58
20. 180 Svenja Meyer* 28 Hamburg, HH 56:13 6:01

Top 20 Men:

1. 1 Leonard Korir 31 Colorado Springs, CO 43:06 4:37
2. 3 Sam Chelanga 33 Colorado Springs, CO 43:15 4:38
3. 15 Martin Hehir 25 Philadelphia, PA 43:19 4:38
4. 76 Emmanuel Bor 29 Colorado Springs, CO 43:34 4:40
5. 25 Elkahna Kibet 25 43:53 4:42
6. 21 Ryan Vail 31 Portland, OR 44:11 4:44
7. 31 Brendan Gregg 28 Davis, CA 44:25 4:45
8. 49 Willie Milam 26 Louisville, CO 44:32 4:46
9. 45 Wade Meddles 25 Boulder, CO 44:43 4:47
10. 33 Andy Wacker 29 Boulder, CO 45:16 4:51
11. 57 Colin Leak 31 Chadds Ford, PA 45:38 4:53
12. 35 Kevin Lewis 24 Minneapolis, MN 45:50 4:54
13. 11 Jared Ward 29 Kaysville, UT 46:18 4:57
14. 39 Lucas Stalnaker 22 Tega Cay, SC 46:22 4:58
15. 75 Abinet Adraro 31 Albuquerque, NM 46:29 4:59
16. 59 Clint Mckelvey 25 Washington, DC 46:29 4:59
17. 86 Yon Yilma 29 Seattle, WA 46:30 4:59
18. 43 Brian Atkinson 25 Tampa, FL 46:32 4:59
19. 78 Matt Hensley 30 Boulder, CO 47:00 5:02
20. 37 Evan Landes 25 Lawrence, KS 47:21 5:04

*Discuss race here

Prize money: 1. $12,000 2. $ 5,000 3. $ 3,000 4. $ 2,000 5. $ 1,000 6. $900 7. $800, 8. $700 9. $600 10 $

*Discuss race here


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