BLOOMSDAY: Kiprono Takes Home Second Elite Men's TitlePosted:
"I was so happy to win this race because I did not win last year," Kiprono said at the finish line. "But I did win in 2012. So I was happy to win this race again this year."
Trailing Kiprono by 29 seconds to finish second was Kevin Kochei, 24, with a time of 34: 40. Kochei entered into the race with a personal best of 29:13 in 10k competition. The No. 11 bib, Cleophas Ngetich, took third only 2 seconds behind Kochei. Ngetich, 24, placed second at the 2014 Azalea Trail Run 10k (28:02).
The top American finisher was Aaron Braun of Alamosa, Calif. crossing the line with a time of 35:11. Braun was the champion of the 2013 U.S. National Road Racing Championships 12k (34:28) and placed second at the 2014 Houston Half Marathon (1:01:38).
Drew Polley of Pullman, Wash. won the Washington State division with a time of 38:30.
Men's Top 25 Results
1 ALLAN KIPRONO KENYA 34:11
2 KEVIN K KOCHEI KENYA 34:40
3 CLEOPHAS NGETICH KENYA 34:42
4 AARON BRAUN ALAMOSA,CA 35:11
5 STEPHEN MUANGE KENYA 35:13
6 SIMON G NDIRANGU KENYA 35:19
7 SHADRACK K BIWOTT FOLSOM,CA 35:19
8 MACDONARD ONDARA KENYA 35:33
9 ASCHALEW MEKETA ETHIOPIA 35:35
10 DOMINIC P ONDORO KENYA 35:41
11 KEVIN CHELIMO KENYA 35:45
12 GABRIEL J PROCTOR MAMMOTH LAKES,CA 35:52
13 LANI RUTTO KENYA 35:53
14 JOSEPH J GRAY LAKEWOOD,WA 35:59
15 PATRICK SMYTH SALT LAKE CITY,UT 36:04
16 JULIUS K KETER KENYA 36:26
17 GILBERT K OKARI KENYA 36:45
18 MATTHEW K WILLIAMS SAN ANTONIO,TX 36:53
19 GURMESSA MEGERSSA WASHINGTON,DC 36:54
20 KEVIN J CASTILLE LAFAYETTE,LA 36:57
21 HILLARY K CHESIRE KENYA 37:03
22 JORDAN M WELLING PORTLAND,OR 37:12
23 JAMES WALMSLEY BLACK EAGLE,MT 37:16
24 SAMMY KIPLAGAT KENYA 38:01
25 PHILEMON CHEBOI KENYA 38:01
*All result times are unofficial. Race results will not be deemed official until the 24 hour protest period has expired at 8PM PST on Monday, May 5th.
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