Top international field expected to compete for prize purse of $26,200 on Sunday, November 4
Kenya’s Stephen Sambu and top U.S. marathoner Kellyn Taylor will headline the professional athlete fields at the sixth annual EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler. Scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 4, the race offers a $26,200 prize purse, including $4,000 for each race champion and American-only bonuses totaling $5,200.
Earlier this year, Taylor won the Grandma’s Marathon in 2:24:28 and became the 7th fastest U.S. women's marathoner of all time. She also recently set a 10-mile personal best of 54:16 and finished fourth at the USA 10 Mile Championship. She will face tough competition from Ethiopian Gotytom Gebreslase and Kenyan Monicah Ngige, who finished in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively, at the 2017 EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler.
“I've had a fun summer and fall of racing since my marathon. I’m really looking forward to heading east and taking part in the EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler on November 4,” Taylor said. “They always have a top elite field, so I'll be ready to compete. If you haven’t already signed up for the race, come join me at this year’s event."
On the men’s side, Sambu is ready to test his speed on this year’s new course, which now goes past Pittsburgh’s iconic sports stadiums Heinz Field and PNC Park. Sambu achieved an 8K world best of 22:01 en route to a victory at the 2014 B.A.A. 10K. The Kenyan is also the four-time winner of the Falmouth Road Race and three-time winner of the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle.
"I am feeling ready and confident, and that's what is needed for winning,” Sambu said about his Pittsburgh debut. He will compete against defending champion and fellow Kenyan Panuel Mkungo, who finished last year’s race in 47:03. Also joining them in this year’s field is Dominic Korir of Kenya, who has 10-mile personal best of 46:45, and local runner Jim Spisak, who recently won the 2018 Richard S. Caligiuri City of Pittsburgh Great Race.
Don’t miss your chance to toe the start line and run alongside these headliners and other elite athletes during Pittsburgh’s favorite fall road race. For additional elite athlete updates or to register, visit: www.Pittsburgh10Miler.org
. Online registration for the 2018 EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 28.
About Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R)
P3R is a nonprofit organization that is passionate about promoting a love of running and enhancing community access to health & fitness education and activities. Best known for organizing the acclaimed annual DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, we also manage a variety of other high-quality races, events, and health and fitness programs throughout the Pittsburgh region. While many of our races attract some of the nation’s highest-profile professional athletes, we offer activities for all ages and ability levels. The only criterion for participation is a desire to be happy, healthy and active! Read more at: P3R.org
About the EQT Foundation
The EQT Foundation was established by EQT Corporation, the top natural gas producer in the country, and is committed to the social and economic vitality of our operating regions. The EQT Foundation believes in meaningful engagement with the communities it calls home, and takes great pride in the role as both a responsible and responsive corporate citizen. The EQT Foundation has developed strong partnerships with a variety of nonprofit organizations to enrich the diversity and viability of our communities, sustain the principles of continuous learning, and focus on environmental protection efforts. Read more at: www.eqt.com/our-communities/eqt-foundation