Two Busy Days in Boston: Janet Cherobon-Bawcom wins BAA Half & USA 10k, by Jack Fleming, note by Larry Eder

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image001.jpgJanet Cherobon-Bawcom, 2011 BAA Half, photo by PhotoRun.net/BAA

Janet Cherobon-Bawcom had two very busy days in Boston. On Sunday, October 9, 2011, Janet won the 2011 BAA Boston Half Marathon, running a swift 1:11:58. She came back the next day and won the USA 10k Champs, held at the Tufts 10k, in 32:47. Now, one of those performances would have made most young elite women's day, week or month!

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Janet Cherobon-Bawcom, 2011 BAA Half, photo by PhotoRun.net/BAA

We have to thank the BAA's Jack Fleming, who sent this piece off to us about Janet Cherobon-Bawcom, and her two amazing days of running in Boston!

Janet Cherobon-Bawcom (1:11:58 at yesterday's 11th Annual B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund), of Rome, Georgia, returned today on the Columbus Day holiday to win the USATF National 10K championship at the Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women (32:47).


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It was an unprecedented day of back-to-back performances, as both races have been held on Sunday/Monday since the B.A.A. Half Marathon's inception in 2001.  The Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women had its 35th running today (10-10-11).Both races are held in Boston on back-to-back days.  Both events are considered among the top US national road races.

 

Cherobon-Bawcom has been one of the top US racers on the roads this year, winning numerous US championships.  (She was second at the B.A.A. Half Marathon in 2010.)

 

2011 B.A.A. Half Marathon race story:

http://www.baa.org/news-and-press/news-listing/2011/october/record-field-and-baa-half-marathon.aspx

 

B.A.A.'s biographical sketch on Janet Cherobon-Bawcom:

http://www.baa.org/races/half-marathon/event-information/elite-athletes/janet-cherobon.aspx

 


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