Kenya’s Jane Kibii made history when she won the 8th edition of the Credit Union SACTOWN 10 Mile Run that wa held on Sunday (8) in Sacramento, Carlifornia.
The 33 year-old has dedefnded her title for the past three years and has won five SACTOWN 10-mile titles in the event’s eight-year history (2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018).
“I love this race and the support I get when I run in Sacramento. It is great that my daughter can be there too,” said Kibii who is currently training in Auburn, Calif. and was greeted by her 4-year-old daughter at the finish line.
Kibii didn’t take much time to separate herself from her competitors. By mile one she had an estimated 10-second lead on the chase pack of women.
“I knew the other ladies were strong. My legs were tired, so I wanted to push from the start instead of waiting for a kick,” added Kibii.
Kibii extended her lead to nearly a minute by the five-mile mark, where the race looped back through Capitol Mall to start the second half of the course. Kibii continued to build on her lead to the finish line, where she crossed in 55:22.
Sacramento based Alycia Cridebring moved crossed the line in second place over the second half of the race and finished her debut 10-mile race in 56:43 while El Dorado Hills native Lauren Totten closed the podium three places in 56:50.
All three women—Kibii, Cridebring and Totten—run for the Sacramento Running Association’s elite team, SRA Elite.
Kibii pocketed a cool $2,000 for finishing in pole position.
- Jane Kibii (KEN) 55:22
- Alycia Cridebring (KEN) 56:34
- Lauren Totten (KEN) 56:50
- Mara Olson (KEN) 57:28
- Kayla Knapp (KEN) 58:08