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Posted: July 4, 2009  :

(RRW) Athletics: Abdirahman Wins Third USA 10-K Title

From David Monti

© 2009 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved

Abdi Abdirahman of Tucson, Ariz., won his third consecutive USA 10 km road running title today at the Atlanta Journal Constitution Peachtree Road Race. Finishing sixth overall within an international field, the three-time Olympian hit the finish line in Piedmont Park in 28:11, equalling his personal best time. Two-time Olympian Anthony Famiglietti of Knoxville, Tenn., finished second in 28:15, his fastest-ever 10 km time on the roads. James Carney of Boulder, Colo., was third in 28:19, also a personal best.

At the recent USA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore., Abdirahman finished 8th in the 10,000m, the distance at which he has won the USA title four times. He was also the USA 10 mile champion in 2005.

In addition to the race's open prize money, there was a separate purse for American men. Abdirahman won $10,000 from the USA purse, while Famiglietti collected $6,000 and Carney $4,000.

Results of the championship can be see here:

Abdi Abdirahman after the 2007 NYC Half-Marathon (photo by Jane Monti)

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