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• Ben True and Molly Huddle Set American Road 5km Records at B.A.A. 5k

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Setting new American records Ben True and Molly Huddle took victories at Saturday's B.A.A. 5k in Boston. 

 

Ben True in a sprint finish defeated Kenyas Stephen Sambu 13:23 to win the event in a record braking time of 13:22.  Sambu finishing behind True posted 13.23, while fellow Kenyan  Daniel Salel  took third in 13:27.

Like in men's race, the women's race also went to fast finish between USA's  Molly Huddle and Ethiopian's Sentayehu Ejigu and Mamitu Daska. But it was American  Huddle, who managed managed to pull away from Ethiopian pair to win the race with a new National road 5km record of 14:50 seconds. Huddle smashed Deena Kastor‘s 14:54 record set back in 2002 in Carlsbad 5000.

Both True and Huddle were awarded 12,500usd for their performances ($7,500 for the win plus $5,000 for the American records) from meet organizers.

The B.A.A 5km is part of the Boston marathon weekend events. The 2015 Boston marathon will take place on Monday April 20

Men Results

1) Ben True USA 13:22
2) Stephen Sambu KEN 13:23
3) Daniel Salel KEN 13:27
4) Philip Langat KEN 13:32
5) Girma Mecheso USA 13:42
6) Kevin Chelimo KEN 14:08
7) Brett Gotcher USA 14:20
8) James Leakos USA 14:25
9) Amos Sang USA 14:32
10) Eric Ashe USA 14:36

Women Results

1) Molly Huddle USA 14:50
2) Sentayehu Ejigu ETH 14:51
3) Mamitu Daska ETH 14:52
4) Gelete Burka ETH 14:57
5) Buze Diriba ETH 15:00
6) Mary Wacera KEN 15:07
7) Cynthia Limo KEN 15:12
8) Monicah Wanjuhi KEN 15:47
9) Lineth Chepkurui KEN 15:58
10) Valentine Kibet KEN 16:02 




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