• Freeman Myre Corporate Challenge 5k 2010 Results

    On a warm and humid evening at the Freeman Myre Corporate Challenge, in Louisville, Australian Andrew Letherby defended his title running a 14:36 on the 5k criterium race course. Andrew broke free of Kenyan James Boitt in the final mile to win by nine seconds. Rounding out the top three was Metro State College coach John Supsic in 14:55.

    The women's elite race was hotly contested between Australian Benita Willis and Kiwi Fiona Docherty. The two ran side by side for the first two miles until Benita gapped Fiona on the final mile to win in 16:21, to Fiona's 16:29. Nan Kennard ran a 16:41 to finish in third.

    The prize purse for the elite race totaled $2,600; with first place receiving $400, 2nd $300, 3rd $250, 4th $200, and 5th $150.

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    Comments 5 Comments
    1. Ridgerunner's Avatar
      Ridgerunner -
      Wow, fast times all around. Men, women, masters. Nice job to Justin Mock. New PR I believe.
    1. jmock's Avatar
      jmock -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ridgerunner View Post
      Wow, fast times all around. Men, women, masters. Nice job to Justin Mock. New PR I believe.
      Unfortunately the three Garmins that I heard post-race had it at 3.01, 3.06, and 3.07 miles, so can't call it a PR Mike. Thanks though.

      Also, Simon, didn't check, but I'm pretty sure that Colleen won last year with Fee in second, not Nan.
    1. aaronkennard's Avatar
      aaronkennard -
      Quote Originally Posted by jmock View Post
      Unfortunately the three Garmins that I heard post-race had it at 3.01, 3.06, and 3.07 miles, so can't call it a PR Mike. Thanks though.

      Also, Simon, didn't check, but I'm pretty sure that Colleen won last year with Fee in second, not Nan.
      That's true, Nan didn't run this last year. Also Justin, I don't think the race distance should be discounted based on the GPS results because GPS's are known to be short and not completely accurate on hairpin turns. It doesn't surprise me that they all registered a little short with the 6 hair pin turns on that course.
    1. ESCO's Avatar
      ESCO -
      My error on calling Nan last year's winner, sorry.

      The 180 turns have to be more error prone on the Garmin, however I would guess that the elite course was a tad short. Everyone seemed to run some really fast times and it was pretty hot/humid.

      I had the corporate/open race at 3.02 miles, so it was also short.

      However, those 180 turns definitely slowed the elite runners down.
    1. nankennard's Avatar
      nankennard -
      Cool vids! Thanks for sharing. Definitely a fun and fast race even if it was a tad bit short.
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