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

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Jun. 18, 2013
  • Updated Jun. 18, 2013 at 9:39 AM UTC
Aaron Braun is in first place on the B.A.A. Distance Medley leaderboard. Photo: www.photorun.net

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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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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