• Rupp Takes 6th USA 10k Title While Kim Conley Takes 1st In front of Home Crowd

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London Olympics 10000m Silver Medalist Galen Rupp won his 6th national title while Kim Conley won her first ever US 10km title on Thursday eveningin at the University of Sacramento stadium in Sacramento, California.

Rupp who is planning on running a fast 5000m in Paris next week stayed back in the pack letting others direct the pace. The 29 year old Rupp made the race some 600m to go as he moved upfront with Chris Derrick on his tale. But the London Olympic medallist was able to hold off  Derrick to win his record braking #6 10000m title.

"You know, I was trying to run as easy as possible," Rupp told reporters after the race.  "I'm still planning on running Paris, so I didn't want to make it any harder than it needed to be."

Frank Shorter shorter who won 10000m gold back in the days  has won the US national titles  5 times.

The women's 10000m race was won by California native runner Kim Conley, who was able to push away in the last 100m from the former NCAA star Jordan Hassay to win the race in 32:02.07. 

"It is so meaningful, I can't even begin to describe it," said Conley, a resident of West Sacramento. "To win my first title here, with the Sacramento Running Association here and the whole Sacramento running community, it's just perfect." Said Conley after the finish.

Top 10 Men's 10000m Results

Place Athlete Time            
1 Galen Rupp
Nike Oregon Project
28:12.07            
2 Chris Derrick
Nike / Bowerman Track Club
28:18.18            
3 Ryan Vail
Brooks
28:26.02            
4 Sean Quigley
Boulder Track Club
28:29.84            
5 Aaron Braun
adidas
28:34.43            
6 Robert Curtis
Hansons-Brooks Distance Projec
28:40.60            
7 Brendan Gregg
Hansons-Brooks Distance Projec
28:48.22            
8 Aron Rono
U.S. Army
28:56.90            
9 Jacob Riley
Hansons-Brooks Distance Projec
29:06.07            
10 Girma Mecheso
Nike
29:11.54

 

Top 10 Women's 10000m Results

Place Athlete Time            
1 Kim Conley
New Balance / SRA Elite
32:02.07            
2 Jordan Hasay
Nike Oregon Project
32:03.28            
3 Amy Hastings
Brooks
32:18.81            
4 Juliet Bottorff
Duke
32:40.61            
5 Rachel Ward
Ragged Mountain Racing
32:49.45            
6 Emma Bates
Boise St.
32:51.49            
7 Stephanie Dinius
New Balance Silicon Valley
32:56.14            
8 Katie Kellner
Hansons-Brooks Distance Projec
33:06.82            
9 Kara Lubieniecki
HTS Elite
33:09.84            
10 Kara Foster
Oiselle
33:11.18

 

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