Another Course Record For Demadonna’s Mary Keitany of Kenya at TD Beach to Beacon 10-K on August 05


mary cape elizabethCape Elizabeth, Maine, USA — New year, same story for Kenya’s Mary Keitany here at the TD Beach to Beacon 10 km run. For the second year in a row, Keitany returns to victory with yet another new course record in a dominant fashion, proving once again to be one of the most feared distance runner in the world. Finishing in 30’41”0, Keitany took off four seconds from her previous record run in 2016.

Despite oppressive humidity, the race got on the way with Keitany and the group crossing the mile in 5’03” and two miles in 10’05”. By halfway reached in 15’33”, Keitany and Rionoripo had put ten meters on Defar and another fifteen on Flanagan.

Two minutes later, the race had gone from four contenders to just two, with the Kenyans dictating the tempo. After four miles, Rionoripo seemed not to have enough to withstand Keitany’s pace who was continuing to cruise in impressive fashion covering the fifth mile in 4’47”, securing the lead for good.

Keitany entered Fort Williams alone and crossed the line in 30’41”0, a new course record and the third fastest 10-Km of the year thus far.

“I’m thankful and very excited, because it’s not easy to come and defend a title like I did. The field was tight, but for me I was ready for the race,” said Keitany.

Rionoripo was second in 31’00”.1, with Defar out-kicking Flanagan for third in 31’13”9 to 31’14”2.

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