Monday, October 8, 2012

Kiprono Wins BAA Medley, Bairu Tops in San Jose

Allan Kiprono will return home to Kenya $100,000 richer, after netting a major payday in Boston this weekend. Winning the BAA Half Marathon cinched Kiprono’s grand prix victory in the BAA Distance Medley, a competition determined by fastest aggregate time from the BAA 5k, 10k and Half-Marathon, each year. Entering the race, Kiprono was 4 seconds out of first position in the standings, and went out aggressively, daring Medley leaders Ali Abdosh and Sam Chelanga to come with him.  For the man from Kaptagat, the half-marathon win was a slam-dunk exclamation on the series, as Kiprono’s winning time of 1:01:44 also took down the course record. As Medley Champion, Kiprono claimed a $100k winner-take-all prize.

Meanwhile, Simon Bairu ran 1:03:25 to pick up a 2-second win in San Jose, at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon. In doing so, the Canadian star defeated Sergio Reyes, Scott Bauhs, and Russia’s record holder in the marathon Aleksey Sokolov. Though the time was well off Bairu’s half-marathon PB of 1:02:08, the race served as a successful tune-up for the ING NYC Marathon, which he will run in November.

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Monday, October 1, 2012

11-Time All-American Emily Infeld Joins KIMbia

Eleven times an All-American, Georgetown Hoya and NCAA Champion Emily Infeld is joining the ranks of KIMbia Athletics.

The Ohio native enjoyed a sterling senior season in which she went undefeated at 3000 metres, winning the Valentine Invitational and Big East Championship, before topping things off with her first individual NCAA title. In addition to a PB — and Georgetown record — of 9:00.13 in that event, Infeld carries a lifetime best of 4:07.77 in the 1500 and demonstrated her aptitude at that distance throughout 2012 — a Big East title in the mile indoors, a conference runner-up finish in the 1500 outdoors, and an NCAA runner-up finish in the 1500 in Des Moines.

However, her best performance yet might have come later in the summer when she stepped up in distance at the US Olympic Trials, making the 5000m final, before setting a new Georgetown school record of 15:28.60 — good for an 8th-place finish Read the full article

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