August 06, 2016
Maine Native Ben True (28:17) Becomes First American To Win TD Beach To Beacon 10K; Mary Keitany Blasts 30:45 Course Record After Olympic Snub
True and Keitany were frustrated to be left off their respective Olympic teams and both athletes responded by earning historic wins in Cape Elizabeth, Maine on Saturday morning. True led a U.S. 1-2 as Dathan Ritzenhein (28:27) was second with sub-27:00 Kenyan William Malel Sitonik (28:31) third in his road race debut. Emily Sisson (32:20) was the top American woman in fourth. *MB: Ben MF True 1 and Ritz 2 at Beach 2 Beacon. 1st American win ever. *MB: Ritz is totally pumped after Beach to Beacon: "I think I can have a really special race in New York."
August 05, 2016
2016 Beach To Beacon Preview: Ben True, Eric Jenkins & Dathan Ritzenhein Look to Bounce Back from Olympic Trials Heartbreak, Mary Keitany Is Set to Dominate and the Return of Tariku Bekele - 6 Takeaways from the Press Conference
With the Olympics still a week away, the best racing action of the week is in Maine, where several U.S. and international stars will gather for the 19th TD Beach to Beacon 10K. We caught up with Ritz (he's fit and possibly in road PR shape), Bekele (he's healthy), True and several others on Friday including Keitany, who said all the right things but was clearly still miffed that she won't be running the Olympic marathon.