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Boston Marathon champion Hellen Obiri won the 25th Running of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
Taking second was Ethiopian Fotyen Tesfay who clocked a 31:38 finish time, while the top American Keira D’Amato took third in the time of 31:58.
Beach to Beacon Women’s finish pic.twitter.com/1TNgcbOVXH— MaineTrackXC (@MaineTrackXC) August 5, 2023
“The course was amazing. Amazing course. The people were cheering, so I enjoyed all the way from one mile to the last mile. I enjoyed the trip and hopefully, I will come back here next year.”
Obiri is a two-time Olympic silver medalist in the 5000m event. She also won the Boston Marathon in 2:21:38 on April 17 in just her second marathon attempt. Her road 10K best is from Manchester 2022 where she clocked a finish time of 30:15. In April Tesfay ran a 30:26 Adi-Dassler-Straße 1, in Herzogenaurach, Germany. D’Amato owns a best of 31:17 in Boston in April 2022.
Samuelson, 66, entered for the fifth time and joined the field. She was accompanied by marathon legends Catherine Ndereba of Kenya, who won the Boston Marathon four times and Beach to Beacon five times, and Deena Kastor, who broke Samuelson’s American marathon record in London in 2006 with her 2:19:36 performance.
In the men’s race, it was 20-year-old Ethiopian Addisu Yihune with a new personal best of 27:56 for the win. He was followed in by American Conner Mantz who stopped the clock at 27:58 with a new pb. Taking third was Ethiopian Muktar Edris in 28:06.
Beach to Beacon Mens finish pic.twitter.com/hdOIBphsvN— MaineTrackXC (@MaineTrackXC) August 5, 2023
Mantz of Utah was apparently pushed twice in the final stretch by Yihune, while his first road race.
Mantz wrote on social media, “With less than 200m to go, I made a big surge to pass him again. There was a lot of room on the left, but he saw me passing him, he ran me into the fence. My momentum was gone. I’ll look forward to my next chance to race Addisu Yihune.”
More than $90,000 in prize money was on the table. The winners of the men’s and women’s open races each received $10,000. Prizing goes 10-deep.
The top American men and women runners were also rewarded, with a Dunkin Donuts sponsored $23,000 money purse split evenly among the top five U.S. men and women, with a $5,000 top prize.
TOP RESULTS WOMEN 10K
|1||Hellen Obiri||31:37||5:06 min/mile|
|2||Fotyen Tesfay||31:38||5:06 min/mile|
|3||Keira D’Amato||31:58||5:09 min/mile|
|4||Vicoty Chepngeno||31:59||5:09 min/mile|
|5||Edna Kiplagat||32:23||5:13 min/mile|
|6 1||Fiona O’Keeffe||32:24||5:13 min/mile|
|7 1||Sara Hall||32:32||5:15 min/mile|
|8||Werkuha Getachew||33:32||5:24 min/mile|
|9 1||Sarah Pagano||33:39||5:25 min/mile|
|10 1||Susanna Sullivan||33:45||5:26 min/mile|
TOP RESULTS MEN 10K
|1||Addisu Yihune||27:56||4:30 min/mile|
|2||Conner Mantz||27:58||4:30 min/mile|
|3||Muktar Edris||28:06||4:32 min/mile|
|4||Edwin Kurgat||28:15||4:33 min/mile|
|5||Biya Simbassa||28:19||4:34 min/mile|
|6||Walelegn Amedework||28:55||4:40 min/mile|
|7||Yemane Haileselaissie||29:01||4:41 min/mile|
|8||Reid Buchanan||29:02||4:41 min/mile|
|9||Hideto Kosode||29:08||4:42 min/mile|
|10||Kirubel Erassa||29:27||4:45 min/mile|