New Mainer Michelle Lilienthal shatters course record in Maine Resident race as Will Geoghegan dominates the men’s side - CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (August 2, 2014) – Great Britain’s Gemma Steel outsprinted American distance running great Shalane Flanagan to join Bedan Karoki of Kenya on Saturday as champions in the 17th TD Beach to Beacon 10 Road Race in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
Karoki (27:36), a Kenyan Olympian, outlasted fellow Kenyan Stephen Kosgei Kibet (27:42) and Maine native Ben True (27:50) for a hard-fought victory that saw the exhausted lead runners collapse to the ground after the finish. Steel avenged last year’s runner-up placing by reaching the finish tape a mere three tenths of a second – .31 – in front of Flanagan after a classic road race duel down the homestretch. Both runners received identical times of 31:27.
The fantastic finishes added to the lore of a road race that lived up to its reputation as one of the fastest and most competitive 10Ks in the world.