Tropical storm Bill may have dampened the day and slowed the race times, but not the spirit of the runners for the 5th Annual B.A.A. 10K with nearly 6,000 finishers splashing around the streets of Boston on Sunday morning. With the heaviest rains setting in just minutes before the start and slick roads for the runners to navigate, times were slowed compared to previous years. In the men’s race, it was Kenyan’s Daniel Salel’s day with Salel pulling away from two-time B.A.A. 10K winner, Stephen Sambu, to take the win in 28:09. Similar to the men’s race, it was Mary Wacera of Kenya overcoming Edna Kiplagat in the final mile to win her first B.A.A. 10K title in 32:07.
Despite the weather, the B.A.A. Running Club had several top individual performances starting with HeatherCappello leading the women with an 8th place finish in the women’s race with a time of 34:58. Also cracking the top ten were High Performance athlete Jen Rhines placing 9th in 35:42 and B.A.A.’s Katie Moraczewski in 10th place with a time of 35:58. Jen was also the top female Master runner. Coming off a new personal best at the Boston Marathon, Emily D’Addario placed 13th for the B.A.A. women in 37:30 followed by age group ace Mimi Fallon in 18th overall and 1st in the 50-54 age group category in 38:42.
In the men’s race, High Performance athlete Ethan Shaw was the top B.A.A. finisher just missing the top ten in 11th place finishing in 30:23 followed by Bo Waggoner in 20th in 32:03. The other top B.A.A. performers at the B.A.A. 10K were Andreas Heilmann (35th/33:39), David Bedoya (38th/33:48), and Aaron Price (50th/35:21).
There were many fine race performances by the B.A.A. Running Club. Congrats to all of the Unicorns who braved the torrential downpours on Sunday and competed. Certainly one to remember!
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