Inaugural EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler Attracts Strong American Field

by P3R
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$10,500 overall prize purse with $2500 to Each Open Race Champion

The American men will face a tough competitor in Kenyan Julius Kogo, who recently won the Crim 10 Miler and set a personal record with a time of 45:55. In addition, Kenyan Reuben Limaa and Scottish runner Andrew Lemoncello should also be in the mix for top positions. Limaa, who is debuting at the 10-mile distance, set an impressive half-marathon personal record earlier this year, clocking 1:00:53, while Lemoncello holds a 10-mile PR of 47:08 that he set in 2012.
 
In the women’s field, Askale Merachi of Ethiopia is aiming for her second 10-mile road race crown this year after winning the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia with a time of 53:46. Also watch out for Poland’s Karolina Jarzyñska, who placed 36th in the marathon at the 2012 London Olympics in 2:30:57, Kenyan Ogla Kimaiyo, who holds a 10-mile PR of 53:46 and Ethiopian Genet Getaneh who ran a 2:25:38 marathon PR in 2012.
 
Top American women runners include Addie Bracy, who has a 10-mile personal record of 55:42, and Lindsey Scherf with a half-marathon PR of 1:11:45.


About EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler

The inaugural EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler features a classic 10-mile distance highlighting some of Pittsburgh’s unique neighborhoods. The course begins near the Duquesne Incline and crosses 4 bridges before finishing in front of EQT headquarters on Liberty Avenue, downtown. More than 4,500 are expected to participate in the 2013 event. Visit Pittsburgh10Miler.org for more information.
 
NOTE:  A complete list of the elite field with 10 Mile PR for the EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler is below.
 

2013 ELITE FIELD

MEN
 
Julius Kogo KEN 45:55
Reuben Limaa KEN Debut
Andrew Lemoncello  GBR 47:08
Brent Vaughn  USA  47:26
Ian Burrell  USA 47:34
Andrew Carlson USA 47:48
Nelson Oyugi KEN 47:48
Jon Grey USA 47:59
Ben Bruce USA Debut
Jon Peterson USA 48:06
Fernando Cabada USA 48:30
Josh Simpson USA Debut
Diriba Degefa Yigezu ETH 49:42
Dustin Emerick USA 49:54
Zach Ripley USA 50:20
Jed Christianse USA Debut
Brendan Gregg USA Debut






 
WOMEN


Askale Merachi    ETH    53:46
Ogla Kimaiyo    KEN    53:46
Genet Getaneh    ETH    Debut
Karolina Jarzynska    POL    54:56
Addie Bracy    USA    55:42
Sophy Jepchirchir    KEN    57:40
Lindsey Scherf    USA    58:59
Kaitlin Gregg    USA    Debut
Megan Wright    CAN    59:27
Sara Raschiatore    USA    Debut
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