Kenyan Sweep In Pittsburgh 10 Miler

Elija Karanja set a course record last weekend in Pittsburgh. Photo:

Fernando Cabada and Lindsey Sherf were the top Americans.

Kenyan dominance wasn’t just on display in New York City over the weekend. According to Running USA, runners from that East African nation dominated the EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler.

“With no clear leader in the first three hilly miles, a pack of six elite men emerged to take the helm. Elijah Muturi Karanja, Julius Kogo, Nelson Oyugi, Ruben Limaa, Jon Gray, and Fernando Cabada clocked 23:35 at the 5-mile mark,” the report reads. “The race shaped up at mile eight when Americans Gray and Cabada fell off the lead pack and Kenyans Karanja and Oyugi broke away. Karanja out kicked Oyugi and took the title of champion, setting the race record in 46 minutes, 51 seconds.”

Cabada was the first American to cross the line in 47:32.

Sarah Kiptoo of Kenya won the women’s race from wire to wire. Top American honors went to Lindsey Scherf, who came across the line in 55:55.

“It was a hard race, but a great course,” said Kiptoo.

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