Results, the weekend’s event schedule and previews, and all the news headlines…
Thanksgiving has turned into a traditional road race day. It appears both the masses and the pros (and semi-pros) use it the same way: as a fun day to get out and run hard, but certainly nothing serious.
Major race results…
The Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot/5K was won by David McNeill, the Aussie formerly of Northern Arizona University, in a course-record time of 13:33. Jackie Areson of the Nike Oregon Project won on the women’s side.
1. David McNeill (AUS) 13:33
2. Stephen Sambu (KEN/Arizona) 13:35
3. Diego Estrada (Northern Arizona) 13:38
4. Jordan McNamara (OTC Elite/Eugene) 13:49
5. Dathan Ritzenhein (Nike Oregon Project) 13:49
1. Jackie Areson (Nike Oregon Project) 16:02
2. Aziza Aliyu (ETH) 16:06
3. Kellyn Johnson (Team USA Arizona) 16:24
4. Hilary Stellingwerff (CAN/Speed River) 16:26
5. Annie Bersagel 16:30
The Manchester Road Race, a five-miler in Connecticut, was won by Brian Olinger and Sally Kipyego.
1. Brian Olinger (21:35)
2. Landon Peacock (21:39)
3. Andrew Carlson (21:41)
1. Sally Kipyego (KEN/OTC Elite Eugene) 24:22
2. Meghan Armstrong-Peyton (Team USA Minnesota) 25:03
3. Alemtsehay Misganaw (ETH) 25:15
Cincinnati’s Thanksgiving Day Race, a 10k which is the second-oldest Thanksgiving Day race in the country, was won by University of Cincinnati All-American Eric Finan.
Story at the Cincinatti Inquirer
Aussie star Craig “Buster” Mottram won the Victorian 5000m title, perhaps signifying that his injury troubles are behind him. He will run the Zatopek:10 on December 10th.
The Weekend Ahead
Quite a bit of cross-country running on the docket…
The Canadian Championships will be held on Saturday in Vancouver. The headliner is the defending champion, Cam Levins of Southern Utah University, who finished 4th at the NCAA Championships on Monday.
The Amora-Seixal Cross Country will be held on Sunday in the Portugese town of Amora.
The Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, will be held on Sunday in the Indian city. Headliners are Kenyans Sammy Kitwara (58:48 in Philadelphia this fall) and Lucy Kabuu (1:07:06 at the Great North Run).
Runner’s World’s Racing News has all the headlines.
Rich Perelman says the IAAF gives World Champs spectators a win for 2017.
Maryland wants 8 years of operating expenses covered for men’s track and field and women’s tumbling, or they’re both cut. Deadline: June 30. In essence, it’s a done deal. This is the first time in 23 years that a BCS-conference school has eliminated a men’s track program.
Your cool video of the day: Flotrack’s NCAA Cross Country highlight reel.