Elite Fields Finalized For B.A.A. 10K

Defending champions Geoffrey Mutai and Caroline Kilel return to defend their B.A.A. 10K titles. Photo: PhotoRun.net

Defending champs headline the second annual event. 

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The Boston Athletic Association has finalized their elite fields for the second annual B.A.A. 10K scheduled for Sunday, June 24.  Boston Marathon champions Geoffrey Mutai (2011), Caroline Kilel (2011) and Sharon Cherop (2012) headline the race.  Mutai (27:19) and Kilel (31:58) were also the race winners last year.

The B.A.A. 10-K is the second leg of the inaugural B.A.A. Distance Medley.  Athletes will be scored on total time for this event, plus the B.A.A. 5K (April 15) and the B.A.A. Half Marathon (October 7), and the top man and woman will each receive $100,000. Declared participants in the Medley are annotated, below.

Last year’s first edition of the B.A.A. 10K recorded 3,040 finishes on a hot and humid day.  Here are the elite fields for the 2012 event:

ELITE MEN 
Geoffrey MUTAI (KEN), 30, 27:19 (27:27.59)
Philip LANGAT (KEN), 22, 27:28
Allan KIPRONO** (KEN), 22, 27:42
Simon NDIRANGU (KEN), 26, 27:49 (27:31.29)
Levy MATEBO (KEN), 22, 27:55
Ahmed BADAY (MAR), 38, 27:56 (27:48.85)
Samuel NDEREBA (KEN), 35, 28:01 (28:31.2)
Chris BARNICLE (USA), 25, 28:10
Ali ABDOSH** (ETH), 24, 28:26 (27:04.92)
Sam CHELANGA** (KEN), 27, 28:31 (27:08.39)
Lani RUTTO** (KEN), 23, 28:35
Chris CLARK (USA), 26, 28:41
Jason HARTMANN (USA), 31, 29:04 (28:15.22)
Abderrahime BOURAMDANE (MAR), 34, 29:15
Cole ATKINS (USA), 26, 29:20
Tim RITCHIE (USA), 24, 29:28 (28:37.20)
Nate JENKINS (USA), 31, 29:33
Ruben SANCA (CPV), 25, 29:58 (29:49.48)
Landon PEACOCK (USA), 24, 30:14 (28:53.17)

ELITE WOMEN 
Caroline KILEL (KEN), 31, 31:36
Kim SMITH** (NZL), 30, 31:23 (30:35.54)
Kate REED (GBR), 29, 31:52 (31:35.77)
Aheza KIROS** (ETH), 26, 32:09 (31:06.93)
Janet BAWCOM** (USA), 33, 32:27 (31:33.50)
Jellilah TINEGA** (KEN), 26, 32:27
Chemtai RIONOTUKEI (KEN), 25, 32:40
Sharon CHEROP (KEN), 28, 32:43 (32:03.0)
Lindsey SCHERF (USA), 25, 32:51 (32:51.20)
Esther ERB (USA), 26, 34:23

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