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Three Olympians Included In Cherry Blossom 10-Miler Field

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Mar. 21, 2013
  • Updated Mar. 21, 2013 at 10:09 PM UTC
Colleen DeReuck will toe the line at the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler on April 7. Photo: PhotoRun.net

The race also serves as the U.S. 10-mile championship.

The 2013 edition of the Cherry Blossom 10-Mile Run will be packed with American talent. According to a report posted on Running USA, three U.S. Olympians will be competing for a win in the women’ race: Janet Cherebon-Bawcom, Jen Rhines and Colleen De Reuck.

The April 7 event serves as the U.S. 10-Mile Championships.

Meanwhile, on the men’s side, Allan Kiprono is back to defend his title. He squares off against last year’s runner-up, Lani Kiplagat.

“I’m pleased to have both course record holders entered in this year’s race,” race director Phil Stewart said. “Colleen De Reuck set the still-standing women’s course record of 51:16 back in 1998, when she was competing for the Republic of South Africa, and Allan Kiprono set the men’s course record just last year in a time of 45:15, which was the fastest 10-mile time of the year and the fifth fastest all-time.”

A total of $50,000 will be offered up in prize money for the top 10 male and female finishers.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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