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International Fields Set For Bolder Boulder Challenge

  • By Sean McKeon
  • Published May. 22, 2009
  • Updated May. 25, 2009 at 10:43 AM UTC

Ethiopians and Romanians look to capture titles for the second year in a row.

The 2009 Bolder Boulder 10K is hosting another fantastic international field this weekend in Boudler, CO.  The international challenge pits some of the world’s best runners in a team competition to find the best 10K road team in the world.  Teams from the USA, Ethiopia, Kenya and Mexico, among others, will battle for the team title in both the men’s and women’s divisions.  A fun twist on the competition is the Colorado team that is made up of elites who reside in Colorado, and will certainly give some nations a run for their money.

Headlining the men’s race will be 2009 Healthy Kidney 10K champion and course record holder Tadese Tola of Ethiopia and one of the greatest road racers of all time, John Korir of Kenya.  Americans will likely have a strong showing with James Carney, Fasil Bizuneh, Bolota Asmeron and Jason Hartman representing the host nation.  We expect to see Ethiopia, Kenya, and Morocco vying for victory.

On the women’s side, Ethiopian Teyba Erkesso will look for another strong showing after her win at the Bay to Breakers 12K just a week ago.  Challenging Erkesso will be defending champion  Millicent Gathoni of Kenya and Romanian vertran Lidia Simon.  Leading the American contingent are Tera Moody, Carrie Messner and Alisha Williams.  Look for the Ethiopian, Kenyan and Romian teams to battle out for the team title.

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