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Posted: October 29, 2018:  

Athletics: 2018 EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler Attracts Top Athletes from Around the World

Full professional athlete field announced for sixth edition of Pittsburgh’s fall classic on Nov. 4

PITTSBURGH (October 29, 2018) - The EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler will return to the streets of the Steel City on Sunday, Nov. 4. A deep field of top American and international professional athletes will compete for a $26,200 guaranteed prize purse, including a $4,000 prize for each race champion. A breakdown of the prize purse is below:

  • Open Prize Purse: $4000, $2500, $1500, $1000, $750, $500, $250
  • U.S. Prize Money: $1000, $750, $500, $250, $100

Now in its sixth year, Pittsburgh’s favorite fall road race continues to showcase some of the world’s best road runners each year. More than 4,000 participants from ages seven years old to 77 years old from 32 states are expected to toe the start line alongside world-class athletes such as Kellyn Taylor, who recently became the 7th fastest U.S. women's marathoner of all time, and 8K world record holder Stephen Sambu from Kenya.

On the women’s side, Taylor will compete against runners such as Ethiopian Gotytom Gebreslase and Kenyan Monicah Ngige, who finished in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively, at the 2017 EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler. In the men’s field, Sambu will face stiff competition in his Pittsburgh debut. Defending champion Panuel Mkungo, fellow Kenyan Dominic Korir and local running star Jim Spisak are just a few of the runners who will make up the men’s field.

See below for the full professional athlete fields for the 2018 EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler.

Men’s Field
Name Country Affiliation Personal Best
Panuel Mkungo KEN Altra Running 47:02
Stephen Sambu KEN NIKE 45:29
Dominic Korir KEN Unattached 46:45
Jim Spisak USA Unattached 46:59
Eliud Ngetich KEN Unattached 47:02
Aaron Nelson USA Reebok ZAP Fitness 28:38.74
Josh Izewski USA Reebok ZAP Fitness 47:26
Haron Lagat USA U.S. Army WCAP 47:40
Martin Hehir USA Reebok Running 47:48
James Ngandu KEN Unattached 28:45.96*
Joe Stilin USA Reebok ZAP Fitness 28:48.32*
Mark Leininger USA New York Athletic Club 48:22
Matt Welch USA JBAC 29:15.00*
Boniface Kongin KEN Unattached 48:27
Colin Leak USA Philadelphia Runner TC 48:46
Women’s Field
Name Country Affiliation Personal Best
Gotytom Gebreslase ETH adidas 52:16
Monicah Ngige KEN NIKE 52:24
Kellyn Taylor USA HOKA ONE ONE NAZ Elite 31:40.70*
Rochelle Kanuho USA Unattached 32:08.76*
Birtukan Alemu ETH Unattached 32:45*
Joanna Thompson USA Reebok ZAP Fitness 33:07*
Maegan Krifchin USA Mizuno 55:01
Lexi Zeis USA Roots Running Project 33:43*
Grace Kahura KEN Unattached 34:02*
Susan Tanui USA U.S. Army WCAP 56:50
Bria Wetsch USA Boulder Track Club 58:33
Jennifer Paul USA Unattached 59:54
Vicoty Chepngeno KEN Unattached 53:59
Margaret Wangari KEN Unattached 31:05*
Samantha Bower USA NYAC 35:31*

* Denotes 10,000 meter personal best

16 American runners are eligible to receive both top finishers and top U.S. finishers cash prizes. Part of the $26,200 guaranteed prize purse includes $5,200 in American-only prize money as part of P3R’s American Development Program. Launched in 2014, the program offers a competitive prize purse and unique community engagement opportunities, making Pittsburgh a top destination for elite American runners.

For additional elite athlete updates, visit www.Pittsburgh10Miler.org1 or follow along on Twitter at @PGH10Miler and Facebook.

About the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R)

P3R is a nonprofit organization that is passionate about promoting the love of running and enhancing community access to health & fitness education and activities. Best known for organizing the acclaimed annual DSG Pittsburgh Marathon, we also run a variety of other high-quality races, events, and health & fitness programs throughout the Pittsburgh region. While many of our races attract some of the nation’s high-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.

For more information, visit:

Social media: FACEBOOK: P3Revents, TWITTER: @P3REvents.

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:

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