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Huddle, Braun Headline U.S. 5K Championships

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Sep. 17, 2010

Big names will do battle on Sunday in Providence.

American record holder Molly Huddle of Providence, R.I., and Aaron Braun of Flagstaff, Ariz., lead the field of entrants for the USA 5K Championships Sunday in Providence, R.I.

Huddle, who set the American record for 5,000 meters this summer at the Belgacom Memorial van Damme meeting, will be the overwhelming hometown favorite but could see challenges from the likes of Sara Hall of Big Bear Lake, Calif. and Renee Metivier Baillie of Boulder, Colo.

Braun, who finished fourth in the men’s 5,000 meters at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, will be in search of his first U.S. title. Challengers for the crown will include Braun’s adidas McMillan Elite teammate Jordan Horn and Ben Bruce of Eugene, Ore.

For more information on the 2010 USA 5K Championships: www.usatf.org and www.USARunningCircuit.com.

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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