Sunday, July 3, 2011

Road Rage: Ryan Hall leads strong field at Peachtree

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This July 4th, Ryan Hall will make his return to the USA Running Circuit at one of the largest races in the United States, the Peachtree Road Race. Peachtree serves as the USATF Men's 10k National Championship and always attracts an excellent field. This year is no different. Lining up with Hall will be defending 10k road champ, Ed Moran, recent USATF 8k Champion Bobby Mack, recent track 10,000 bronze medalist Scotty Bauhs, and the always enigmatic Black Cactus (aka Abdi Abdirahman). Also fighting for the win will be the always strong group of James Carney, Fernando Cabada, Patrick Smyth, Ben True, Aaron Braun, USA Running Circuit vet Josh Moen and many others looking to take aim at the 15-deep prize money.

Peachtree always brings in a strong international field as well. Leading that group will be a trio of Kenyans, including the favorite, Sammy Kitwara, former Galen Rupp pacer, Matthew Kisorio and cross country specialist Joseph Ebuya. Expect them to push the pace and string out the Americans.

Runnerspace will be broadcasting the race live, starting at 7:30am eastern (on July 4). Go here for pre-race interviews and to view the live stream

Update: Sammy Kitwara takes the overall win in 28:05 over Matthew Kisorio. Here's the video replay of the race and below are the top 15 results for the Americans (click their names for their Runnerspace post-race interview):
  1. Ben True 28:28 
  2. Ed Moran 28:29 
  3. Abdi Abdirahman 28:35 
  4. Brian Olinger 28:35 
  5. Christo Landry 28:52 
  6. Patrick Smyth 29:06 
  7. Scotty Bauhs 29:15 
  8. Ian Burrell 29:16 
  9. Ryan Hall 29:16 
  10. Aaron Braun 29:17 
  11. Josh Moen 29:20 
  12. Justin Young 29:26 
  13. James Carney 29:36 
  14. Bobby Mack 29:43 
  15. Lex Williams 29:54
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