Last year’s defending champion took nearly 30 seconds off the old mark.
Running USA has a recent posting about the Army 10-Miler last weekend.
Rosslyn, Va. resident Kerri Gallagher set a new course record in the annual race on Sunday. Of the 12,070 women competing in the race, the 24-year0-old was the first to cross the finish line in 54:56. The previous mark of 55:25 was held by Samia Akbar.
Gallagher had won last year’s race and is coached by Matt Centrowitz.
“I felt much better than last year,” said Gallagher, a 2011 Fordham grad. “I felt more in control. Last year, I was in the lead holding on for dear life.”
Elizabeth Maloy (56:02) of Washington, D.C., and 2012 Olympian Julie Culley (56:13) of Arlington, Va. were second and third respectively.
In the men’s race, it was a Brazilian clean sweep on the podium.
Solonei Silva crossed the finish line in 48:04. Second and third went to Paulo Paula in 48:06 and Frank Caldeira in 48:08.
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