AUGUSTINE CHOGE WINS
THE 2016 PHILADEPHIA ROCK 'N' ROLL HALF
CLAY SHAW PHOTO
Choge, Diribe Cruise to Wins at Philly Rock
'n' Roll Half
BY CLAY SHAW
PHILADELPHIA, PAAugustine Choge and Stephen Sambu of
Kenya ran together for several miles at the Philly Rock 'n' Roll
Half Marathon held September 18. Choge went on to win in
1:03:25 very easily, while Sambu faded to 14th in 1:12:12.
Sambu, training for his first marathon, did place fifth overall
at his debut in Chicago. Scott Smith of Flagstaff,AZ took
second in 1:05:03. Jeffrey Eggleston of Boulder, CO was
third in 1:05:19. Justin Krebs of York, PA. was the top
Masters in 1:13:30.
Buze Diribe of Ethiopia won in 1:11:50, Neely Spence-Gracey,
a Shippensburg, PA native (now living in Colorado) was second
in 1:12:08. Frances Koons of VA was third in 1:15:31.
Christy Peterson of North Wales, PA was top Masters in 1:26:24.
Warm, humid weather slowed the times on this typically fast course.