Monday, April 15, 2013

Kogo Repeats, Kimaiyo Wins Women's Race at Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K

David Hofe claims AT&T Dash for the Cash to lead field of over 38,600


April 15, 2013

RICHMOND, Va. – The 14th Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K presented by MARTIN’S featured picture perfect conditions for more than 38,600 participants on Saturday, April 13. Kenya’s Julius Kogo, 27, took first place with a time of 28:18 after a neck and neck battle with Pius Nyantika of Kenya (28:19). Kogo, also the 2011 Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K champion and the 2012 runner up, is the first two-time male winner of the race. Ayele Megersa of Ethiopia (28:41) captured third place.

Ogla Kimaiyo, 24, of Kenya was the top overall female finisher with a time of 32:25, missing the course record of 32:24 by one second. Following behind her were Kenya’s Jane Murage (33:01) and Hirut Mandero (33:41). 
Although Kogo (right, photo credit Daniel Sangjib Min/Times-Dispatch) and Kimaiyo finished atop the standings, leading the pack today was AT&T Dash for the Cash contestant David Hofe, a 48-year old Chesterfield County resident. Hofe was selected at random from over 26,000 people registered for the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K on February 1, and was given a 2.4-mile head start based on his past race results. He took home the $2,500 prize after beating out the elite runners to the finish line. This is the sixth year in a row that the AT&T Dash for the Cash contestant claimed the prize.
Prize money was also awarded to the top three males and females that live and train in the Richmond area. Robert Reynolds (31:04), Jon Molz (31:31) and Guy Alton (31:37) were atop the local finishers on the men’s side, while Julie Patterson (35:12), Morgan Denecke (38:09) and Katie Sperry (38:12) took home the prize money on the women’s side.
In addition to the 38,685 10k participants, 1,585 children ages 5-12 participating in the Virginia 529 Kids Run.
Thirty bands performed today along the 6.2-mile course, providing entertainment to all in attendance. An all-time record of 28 spirit groups rallied participants with cheers and encouragement through Hirschler Fleischer’s spirit contest. And, a total of 134 individuals signed up for the Richmond Times-Dispatch Dress Up & Run contest.
The 2014 Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K presented by MARTIN’S will take place on Saturday, March 29. Registration is scheduled to open in December.

14th Ukrop's Monument Ave 10K Richmond, VA, Saturday, April 13, 2013
1) Julius Kogo 27 KEN 28:18 $2500
2) Pius Nyantika 26 KEN 28:19 $1500
3) Ayele Megersa 25 ETH 28:41 $1000
4) Philip Mosima 36 KEN 28:42 $750
5) Amos Sang 24  KEN 28:47 $500
6) Wegayehu Tefera 24 ETH 29:20
7) Gesera Genemo 27 ETH 29:33
8) Benson Cheruiyot 30 KEN 29:38
9) Elkanah Kibet 26 KEN 29:52
10) Mikael Kahsay 26 ETH 31:00

1) Olga Kimaiyo 24 KEN 32:25 $2500
2) Jane Murage 25 KEN 33:01 $1500
3) Hirut Mandero 27 ETH 33:41 $1000
4) Tsenay Gebre 20 ETH 33:49 $750
5) Yinunlish Belele Delelecha 31 ETH 34:07 $500
6) Lindsay Schert 26 USA 34:25
7) Olga Romanova 32 RUS 34:34
8) Rachel Ward 23 USA 34:53
9) Julie Patterson 24 USA 35:12
10) Divina Jepkogei 28 KEN 35:15

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this article Courtesy of Running USA wire

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