Chris O’Hare and Emily Lipari both victorious in the 1500 meters
On the first of two days on the track at the adidas Boston Boost Games, the B.A.A. athletes Chris O’Hare and Emily Lipari both earned 1st place finishes in the 1500 meter distance by narrow margins. On Friday at the Dilboy Stadium in Somerville, Chris O’Hare of Great Britain outran a tough field of competitors in the 1500m to take the win clocking 3:39.31, a slight margin ahead of Kenya’s Edwin Kiptoo finishing runner-up in 3:39.54. The next six athletes to cross the line were all within one second with B.A.A.’s Daniel Winn placing 6th in mix with a time of 3:40.46. B.A.A.’s Guillaume Adam of France finished in 3:49.56.
In the women’s 1500m race, Emily Lipari stayed in the lead pack until the final stretch digging deep to pull ahead and capture the win in 4:12.32 with Dominique Scott of South Africa a close runner-up in 4:12.49 and Eleanor Fulton of the U.S.A. next in 4:12.80.
The B.A.A. was represented in the women’s 3000m race with Sarah Pagano racing to a new personal best placing 5th in 9:04:53. The B.A.A. had two athletes in the Men’s 800m with Sam Ellison placing 7th in 1:48.80 and Christian Harrison in 9th with a time of 1:50.02. In the men’s Masters Mile, it was Aaron Price giving B.A.A. another win for the evening with a time of 4:38.08.
The Adidas Boost Boston Games wrapped up on Sunday with the Charles Street sprint and field events.
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