Heather Kampf, Meghan Peyton to Compete at Drake Relays April 23-24; Kampf Defends Title at Grand Blue Mile; B.A.A. Mile and Mt. SAC Results

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Minneapolis/St. Paul – April 22, 2015 – Team USA Minnesota’s Heather Kampf and Meghan Peyton will compete on the track at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, with Kampf running the 800 meters on April 24 and Peyton in the 5000 meters on April 23.  As part of the Drake Relays week of festivities, Kampf defended her title at the Grand Blue Mile on April 21.

At the Hy-Vee Night at the Drake Relays on Friday, Kampf will be among the top invited athletes who will compete in the women’s 800 meters which will be held at 8:00 p.m.  She has a best in the distance of 2:00.04. 

Peyton will run the 5000m at the Drake Relays Distance Carnival on Thursday with the open women’s race at 8:40 p.m. on the Blue Oval track.  She has run 15:41.1 in the 5000.

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Cheshari Jacob takes Hannover, second win in a row for Souad Ait Salem

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( photos: Cecilia Wenig / HAJ Hannover Marathon )Cheshari Jacob and Souad Ait Salem won the 25th edition of the HAJ Hannover Marathon on Sunday. In very good weather conditions 31 year-old Kenyan Jacob clocked 2:09:32. In a close finish Ethiopia’s Chala Bekele had been in the lead briefly in the final kilometre but then had to settle for second in 2:09:42. Martin Kosgey of Kenya also ran a sub 2:10 time with 2:09:50 for third place.

Algeria’s national marathon record holder Souad Ait Salem built a big lead during the second half and clocked a fine 2:27:21. The 36 year-old missed the course record by just 14 seconds. Olha Kotovska of Ukraine was second with 2:29:13 and South Africa’s Mapaseka Makhanya clocked a personal best of 2:31:02 to take third.

Adding other races at shorter distances the HAJ Hannover Marathon had a record entry of slightly over 20,000 runners. The event is an IAAF Silver Label Road Race.