Edna Kiplagat Wins Steamboat Classic 4 Mile in 19:56, by Brendan Reilly, Boulderwave, note by Larry Eder

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Edna Kiplagat, after her victorious run at the 2010 Steamboat Classic 4 Mile, June 19,
2010, photo courtesy of Brendan Reilly/BoulderWave.


The Steamboat Classic 4 Mile is one of the rarefied races that has seen the tremendous growth of the sport, from early in the running boom to the present day. A whose who of
road racing history has run at this excellent event. A special congrats to our friend, Glenn
Latimer, who was entered into the Steamboat Hall of Fame! Phil Lockwood, the race director,
as many know, was the Road Race Management Race Director of the Year in 2008....


Edna Kiplagat (ASICS/Kenya) won today's Steamboat Classic 4 Mile (6.44 km) in 19:56, her third PB in three road races this year. Edna opened the race with a 4:56 mile, and then began to pull away from the leading pack, opening about 50m by Mile 2 and 70-80m by Mile 3, coming through 5K in 15:35. She closed the race with 2:17 (!) for the final 800m.

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Constantina Dita was also in Peoria for the induction of her good friend, Glenn Latimer, to the race's Hall of Fame. Constantina is a two-time champion at Steamboat, and was herself last year inducted to Steamboat's Hall of Fame; but this morning she ran with and helped pushed the wheelchair for local favorite Tammy Bryan in the "Accessing Steam" 4K section of the weekend's events.

A slightly longer article is available on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/note.php?created&&suggest&note_id=435787024852&id=89445523050 and later this weekend we will post a longer article once we have received all the official times for the athletes.
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Photos courtesy of Brendan Reilly/BoulderWave

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