Did you know that in 2004, KIMbia athletes swept those, the major Spring Marathons… on successive days? On Sunday April 18th, 2004, Evans Rutto won the London Marathon, and on Monday — Patriots Day — April 19th, Timothy Cherigat won the 108th Boston Marathon.
With a Bronze at the World Cross Country Championships in Punta Umbria, Shalane Flanagan became the eighth American woman to win an individual medal at the event, adding yet another honor added to a career full of them.
Did you know that by medaling in Spain Flanagan became just the second American woman to win World Championship (or Olympic) medals both in cross country AND on the track? With that distinction, she joins US super-duper-star Lynn Jennings… another Massachusetts native.
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This weekend, the world’s best distance runners will gather in Punta Umbia, Spain to contest the 39th IAAF World Cross Country Championships. Did you know that KIMbia athletes have collected NINETEEN Top 5 finishes at World Cross? Paul Koech leads the way with an impressive four, including a silver medal in 1998 that might have been gold, had the unbeatable Paul Tergat not been in the field. (Koech also finished sixth on two occasions.)
Individual medalists include Sammy Kipketer (silver, 2000 4k), Luke Kipkosgei (silver, 2002 4k), Daniel Komen (silver, 1998 4k), and John Yuda (silver, 2002 12k). Additionally, Top-10 finishes have come from Elana Meyer (6th in 1994 and 1995) and Elva Dryer (8th in 2002 4k).
A list of Top-10 finishes by KIMbia athletes is below. Read the full article
Did you know that all four KIMbia athletes running in Clarke’s footsteps on the Olympic Park oval managed to eclipse that former record on their way to a full 5000 meters? Chris Solinsky led the way with (unofficially) a mark of 12:45, en route to a 13:10.22. Matt Tegenkamp, Andrew Bumbalough, and Tim Nelson all followed.