Strong Field Set For B.A.A. 10K

Aaron Braun is in first place on the B.A.A. Distance Medley leaderboard. Photo:

American Aaron Braun hopes to stay on top of the Distance Medley leaderboard.

Boston has always been a place for champions. This Sunday, some of the best runners in the world will convene there to compete in the Boston Athletic Association’s 10K race.

Among the typical group of elite East Africans are a few top-notch Americans, including Aaron Braun, who is in first place on the men’s B.A.A. Distance Medley leaderboard.

According to a Running USA article, the B.A.A. Distance Medley is a three-race series that awards $100,000 to the male and female runners with the fastest cumulative times.

Braun finished second in the B.A.A. 5K, which was the first race of the series. He is also this year’s Manchester Road Race Champion.

Joining Braun is fellow American ace Jason Hartmann, who finished fourth overall at both the 2012 edition of the Boston Marathon as well as the 2013 race.

Meanwhile, the women’s race is Kim Smith’s time to shine again. Smith is a New Zealand citizen who lives and trains in Providence, R.I. She won last year’s race.

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