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Crim Crim 2010 FESTIVAL OF RACES 3822516-01 You call it in. We’ll bring it out. SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 2010 2010 Crim Festival of Races 10-mile road race winner Julius Kogo of Kenya, left, leads second place finisher Robert Letting. CASSI ALEXANDRA | THE FLINT JOURNAL USA! USA! USA! After the Kenyans BILL KHAN American men. Bizuneh’s time was the fastest by an American at the Crim since Ed Eyestone American men had a stronger prestook fifth in 1989 in 47:06. Bizuneh’s finence at the Crim 10-mile road race, but ish tied the best by an American since Saturday’s 34th annual race was yet the Crim went to prize money in 1991. another example of Kenyan dominance Brian Sell, a 2008 Olympian in the maraof the sport. thon, was fourth in the 2004 Crim. Julius Kogo, who didn’t decide to race “It shows people that I’m back on the the Crim until Thursday, led a 1-2-3 scene,” said Bizuneh, who is prepping Kenyan finish with a time of 47:06 to claim for the Chicago Marathon on Oct. 10. $5,000 as the overall winner. Countrymen “I’m going out to Chicago trying to run Robert Letting (47:15) and Kiprotich Kirui 2:09. There’s only been four Americans (47:24) took the next two places. under 2:10 the past 10 years, so that’s The big money, however, went to Indi- a big goal. This is an intermediate step anapolis native Fasil Bizuneh, who was toward that in six weeks.” the USA Track & Field national 10-mile Bizuneh was followed by Americans champion by placing fourth overall in Antonio Vega in fifth (47:43) and Justin 47:29. Bizuneh won $7,000 from a speYoung in sixth (47:49). cial prize purse established for the top See USA, PAGE 2 | (810) 766-6184 RYAN GARZA | THE FLINT JOURNAL From left, Dee Silvas of Grand Blanc and Debra Knust of Brighton congratulate Mikki Lowrie of Ortonville after Lowrie finished her first 10-mile Crim race during Saturday’s 2010 Crim Festival of Races in downtown Flint. “I’ve never ran before I started this year and I finished. That’s all it’s about,“ Lowrie said. TYLER SUTHERLAND | THE FLINT JOURNAL Fasil Bizuneh was the top American finisher, winning the USA Track & Field national 10-mile championship and the $7,000 prize.


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