Roads

Sambu, Chepkoech Triumph at New Balance Falmouth Road Race

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FALMOUTH (August 21, 2016)—Stephen Sambu, the veteran, knew just what he wanted to do, and did it, while Caroline Chepkoech, the rookie, played it by ear. Despite the difference in approach, the results were identical: commanding victories in the 44 th running of the New Balance Falmouth Road Race.

Maine Native Ben True Becomes First American to Win TD Beach to Beacon

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Emily Sisson wins American category for women; Michelle Lilienthal of Portland and Jesse Orach of Gorham earn Maine Resident titles - CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (August 6, 2016) – Maine native Ben True became the first American to win the TD Beach to Beacon 10K and Mary Keitany of Kenya shattered the course record in the women’s race on Saturday in the 19th edition of the iconic summer road in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

True (28:16), still smarting after missing the Rio Olympics by less than a half second last month, grabbed a commanding lead over the final mile to end an 18-year streak of East African winners. Dathan Ritzenhein (28:27) put an exclamation point on the American breakthrough with a strong second-place finish, while Kenyan track speedster William Malel Sitonik (28:32) rounded out the top three.

Neely Spence Gracey to Race AACR Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia

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World class running event returns the weekend of Sept. 17 – 18, 2016 - PHILADELPHIAAugust 5, 2016 – American long distance runner Neely Spence Gracey is set to compete at the 2016 AACR Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon on Sunday, September 18, 2016. Gracey is using the race as a training run for the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon.

"I'm thrilled to go home and race the fast streets of Philly,” said Neely Spence Gracey. “One of the best races of my career was Philly last year so I can’t wait to be back and take on AACR Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon.”

Tola and Rionoripo triumph at the Bogota Half Marathon

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Ethiopia’s Tadese Tola and Kenya’s Purity Rionoripo took the honours at the Bogota Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, in two races that could hardly have been more contrasting on Sunday (31).

Tola, the 2013 world championships marathon bronze medallist, broke away from three Kenyan rivals – Kiprop Limo, Kimutai Kiplimo and Mariu Kipserem – nine kilometres into the race.

Kipserem got back on level terms with Tola in the 13th kilometre as the Ethiopian eased back on the pace and the pair ran relatively easily shoulder-to-shoulder for the next four kilometres until Tola surged again.