AND THEY'RE OFF THROUGH THE STREETS OF BINGHAMTIN, NY!
CLAY SHAW PHOTO

Korir, El Moukin Win Fast Race at
30th Annual Chris Thater Memorial 5K

BY CLAY SHAW

BINGHAMTON, NY--At the 30th anniversary Chris Thater Memorial Run, held on August 25, Leonard Korir of Kenya led the way in 13:47 in one the fastest 5K fields around. Fellow Kenyans Julius Koskei (13:51), and Ernest Kebenei (13:56) were second and third, and Uganda's Harbert Okuti also going under 14 minutes, in fourth place, with a 13:59.  In total 19 men broke the 15-minute barrier.  A strong Masters race here featured Joseph Ekuom of Kenya winning in 15:38, followed by Mark Andrews of Rochester, NY in 15:46, and Jeff Miller of Lewistown, PA in 15:49.

 

Rkia El Moukin of Morocco won for the women in 15:27, a new personal best for her.  Rkia had a substantial margin of victory over two Ethiopians, Tigest Tufa (15:40), and Konjit Biruk (15:45).

 

Paula Witse of Brockville, Ontario (Canada) led the Masters in 17:36, with Emily Bryans of Delanson, NY second in 17:45, and Lori Kingsley of Wysox, PA third in 17:55.
 
Results:

Men:
1. Leonard Korir 13:47
2. Julius Koskei 13:51
3. Ernest Kebenei 13:56
4. Harbert Okuti 13:59
5. Diriba Degefa 14:01
6. Mengistu Tabor Nebsi 14:02
7. Abiyut Endale 14:02
8. Michael Fou 14:03
9. Shadrack Kiyai 14:07
10. Boniface Biwott 14:16
 

RKIA EL MOUKIM TAKES THE WOMEN'S TITLE AT THE CHRIS
THATER MEMORIAL 5K.
CLAY SHAW PHOTO
Women:
1. Rkia El Moukin 15:27
2. Tigist Tufa 15:40
3. Konjit Biruk 15:45
4. Jane Murage 16:08
5. Cynthia Jerop 16:28
6. Maegan Krifchin 16:37
7. Aregash Abate 16:49
8. Lindsey Scherf 17:07
9. Etaferahu Woodaj 17:18
10. Muliye Gurmu 17:33