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Posted: August 24, 2009  : Add to Mixx! Subscribe to stories like this

(RWire) Athletics: Mitei, Albera Win 33rd Crim 10 Mile

Huddle women's USA champion; event record 15,000 plus entrants

At the 33rd Crim 10 Mile in Flint, Michigan on Saturday morning, August 22nd, Enock Mitei of Kenya and Alemitu Albera of Ethiopia were the class of the field. Mitei, 28, dominated the men's race with his 46 minute, 50 second unchallenged victory - 40 seconds ahead of fellow Kenyan and 2007 Crim champion Festus Langat, while Albera, 23, held off countrywomen Belainesh Gebre and Teyba Naser, 53:49 to 53:52 and 53:53.

"I used my best effort to win this race," Mitei told The Flint Journal. "It was a good temperature for me, because where I am training in Kenya it is very cool, the same."

The women's race also served as the 2009 USA Championship and reigning USA 7 Mile champion Molly Huddle of Providence, R.I., 24, earned the national title in 54:01, good for 5th overall, and 2008 Olympic marathon Magdalena Lewy Boulet of Oakland, Calif. was national runner-up in 54:12 and 6th overall.

With atypical August weather (57 degrees at the start) for this part of the world, more than 15,000 entered and enjoyed the various Crim Festival of Races, an event record.

33rd Crim Festival of Races: USA Women's 10 Mile Championship
Flint, MI, Saturday, August 22, 2009

MEN
1) Enock Mitei (KEN), 46:50, $5000
2) Festus Langat (KEN), 47:30, $2500
3) Boaz Cheboiywo (KEN), 47:36, $2000
4) Tesaye Bekele (ETH), 47:41, $1500
5) Samuel Ndereba (KEN), 47:52, $1000
6) Julius Kiptoo (KEN), 48:20, $800
7) Worku Beyi (ETH), 48:21, $600
8) Edward Muge (KEN), 48:42, $400
9) Linus Maiyo (KEN), 49:17, $250
10) Dan Jackson (USA / MI), 49:33, NCAA

WOMEN
1) Alemitu Albera (ETH), 53:49, $5000
2) Belainesh Gebre (ETH), 53:52, $2500
3) Teyba Naser (ETH), 53:53, $2000
4) Caroline Rotich (KEN), 53:58, $1500
5) Molly Huddle (USA / RI), 54:01, $8000
6) Magdalena Lewy Boulet (USA / CA), 54:12, $4300
7) Buzunesh Deba (ETH), 54:34, $600
8) Renee Metivier Baille (USA / AZ), 54:50, $2400
9) Edna Kiplagat (KEN), 54:56, $250
10) Neriah Asiba (KEN), 54:58, $150
Other U.S.
11) Sally Meyerhoff (USA / OR), 55:05, $1500
12) Kristen Nicolini Lehmkuhle (USA / MN), 55:50, $1000
16) Melissa Cook (USA / TX), 56:08, $800
18) Kara Storage (USA / OH), 56:29, $600
19) Jill Swope (USA / GA), 56:48, $400
20) Tara Storage (USA / OH), 57:04, $250
21) Carrie Vickers (USA / CO), 57:26, $150

Full results at: Crim.org.


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