Monday, May 24, 2010

Kenyan tops the 10 Mile

The winner of the 100th running of the 10 Mile Road Race is Gilbert Kiptoo of Kenya. While he didn't set the course record of 47 minutes he did have an impressive time of 49:51. In second place was Eric Hartmark of Duluth, Minnesota with a time of 49:57. For the first time this year there was a prize for the top finishers. Kiptoo walked away with 1 thousand dollars, Hartmark took 500 dollars. The fastest woman was Leslie Semler of Duluth who ran the course in 1:02:30. This was her first trip to compete in the Thunder Bay event and says she was extremely pleased with her time. There was a record field this year with over 1 thousand runners who registered. Organizer Mark Smith says he's pleased that the race is growing in popular support within the community.