Daska defends in women’s race. Ethiopians sweep men’s race.
Mamitu Daska of Ethiopia won her second consecutive Bolder Boulder 10K Monday. Her winning time of 32:58 was the fastest in 15 years despite warm temperatures. Ethiopians also finished second and sixth, giving their country the team victory with nine points.
The East African running powerhouse nation was even more dominant on the men’s side. Lelisa Desisa, Tiluhan Regassa, and Tadese Tola finished in an intentional tie for first place in 29:17 to win the national team competition with a minimum-possible score of six points. American Brent Vaughn ran well to finish fourth overall, nearly 40 seconds behind the Ethiopian trio.
For more on the women’s race: Boulder Daily Camera
For more on the men’s race: Boulder Daily Camera