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Hillary Bor breaks the Twin Cities Marathon’s 10mile course record

Kenyan-born American, Hillary Bor broke the four year course record at the Twin Cities Marathon’s 10-mile race held on Sunday (02) in Minneapolis, United States.

The 32 year-old battled for the honors with Shadrack Kipchirchir, Sam Chelanga and Biya Simbassa who recently smashed USATF 10 km Road Championships course record.
Bor and the two pulled away from leading group of eight after the four miles mark and went through the five mile split with Simbassa leading the charge.
Bor and Chelanga pushed the pace through the next three miles, eventually separating themselves from the pack putting a 14 second lead on Simbassa by mile eight.
Bor engaged his gear as he accelerated leaving Chelanga and Simbassa fighting for their breath as he surged ahead and erased the old course course record of 46:32 that had been set in 2018 by Kipchirchir with a new course time of 46:06.

Chelanga managed to hold off Simbassa as he crossed the finish with a personal best eight seconds later with the latter closing the podium three finishes in 46:29.

The former course record holder came home in fourth in 46:40 with Reed Fischer finishing in fifth place in 46:40.

The women’s race was won by Fiona O’Keeffe who won the $10,000 equalizer bonus for crossing the finish line first ahead of Bor.

Fiona broke the old course record of 51:42 that had been set by Molly Huddle in 2015 with a new course record of 51:42.

The 24 year-old was followed a distant later by Annie Frisbie in 52:10 with Emily Durgin finishing in third spot in 52:16.

Nell Rojas and Aliphine Tuliamuk came home in fourth and fifth place in a time of 52:20 and 52:35 respectively.

Abbabiya Simbassa outkicks Augustus Maiyo to win USATF 10 Mile Championships

Abbabiya Simbassa has never won a USATF Running Circuit race, finishing 2nd in each of his past four races but he changed the tables at this year’s circuit as he out-kicked Augustus Maiyo at the sixth edition of the USATF 10 Mile Championships that was held on Sunday (12) in Washington.

Elkanah Kibet dropped from the lead group by mile four, Simbassa, Frank Lara, and Maiyo took turns leading the way. As packs formed behind the lead trio finding their own rhythms along the streets of Washington D.C., the trio continued to push the pace, passing through 10 km in 28:27.

Just past the 10 km split, Lara started to fall off the pace, leaving Simbassa and Maiyo running stride-for-stride with less than four miles to go.

In the final quarter mile, Simbassa used his superior speed to overpower Maiyo. With one final look over his shoulder, Simbassa keyed in on the finish line, raising his arms as he hit the tape, claiming his first USATF title in 46:18.

Maiyo finished strong and settled in second place 46:23, well ahead of the rest of the field and showing he’s in top form as he now turns his sights to competing in the Boston Marathon on October 11.

Reed Fischer overtook Lara in the final stages of the race, claiming third in 46:59 with Lara crossing the line in fourth in 47:13.

Shadrack Biwott showed he’s in tremendous shape as he readies for a fall marathon, claiming fifth overall in 47:35, holding off a late charge from Minnesota Distance Elite’s Joel Reichow , who placed sixth one second back in 47:36.

Veterans Kibet and Chris Derrick claimed seventh and eighth place overall in 47:39 and 47:42, while John Raneri and Noah Droddyrounded out the top ten in 47:43 and 47:47 respectively.