Kenyan leads an African podium sweep at the women-only race in Albany, NY.
Kenyan Teyba Erkesso (15:26) captured her third road championship this year, winning the women-only Freihofer’s 5K in Albany, NY, on Sunday. Erkesso has found her stride on American soil, as she has already won the 2009 Bay to Breakers 12k and 2009 Houston Marathon, in a record 2:24:18, no less. After seemingly missing the entire 2008 racing season, Erkesso is well on her way to establishing herself as the top road racer in the world, and the undisputed comeback runner of the year for 2009.
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