Kiprono Wins BolderBOULDER 10K

Allan Kiprono, seen here running in the BAA 5K earlier this year, prevailed in Boulder yesterday. Photo: PhotoRun.net

Mamitu Daska won the women’s division.

Kenya’s Allan Kiprono was the first runner to break the tape at the 34th annual BolderBOULDER 10K on Monday. His winning time was 29:54.43.

“Winning the individual race and coming in second with my friends and training partners Lani Rutto and John Korir in the team competition made Memorial Day 2012 a day to remember for all of us,” he told Take The Magic Step® afterwards. “Living and training here in Boulder for several months every year makes it special for us to compete in the BolderBOULDER.”

Kiprono is coached by KIMbia’s Dieter Hogen.

The women’s race was dominated by Ethiopia’s Mamitu Daska who clocked 33:06.5. After the starting gun went off, she seized an early lead and wasn’t challenged. Americans Janet Cherobon-Bawcom (33:23.57) and Olympic bronze medalist in the marathon, Deena Kastor (33:28.48), took second and third, respectively.

The annual race, held in Boulder, Colorado, is the fifth-largest road race in the world and is the largest timed event in the United States.

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