The Medtronic TC Ten Mile has a super field for this weekend's ten mile championship. I have fond memories of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon from the 1980s, when I was there most years. Great city for running and a huge tradition of support of our sport. Make sure that you support events that put much back into our sport.
Deep Fields Gathering for USA Men's and Women's 10 Mile Championships
Medtronic TC 10 Mile Features $10,000 Women Versus Men Equalizer Bonus
October 2, 2012
A remarkably deep men's field and a women's contingent powered by three Olympians will race for the USA Men's and Women's 10 Mile Championships at Sunday's Medtronic TC 10 Mile.
Defending men's champion Mo Trafeh of Duarte, Calif. returns to the streets of Minneapolis as does two-time Medtronic TC 10 Mile champion Abdi Abdirahman of Tucson, Ariz., who holds the event record of 46:35 set in 2009. Also expected to contend are former 10,000-meter American record holder Chris Solinsky of Portland, Ore, who is competing in his first USA road racing championship, Ben True of Portland, Maine, last year's USA 10 Mile runner-up and the recently crowned USA 5K champ, and local favorite Andrew Carlson of St. Paul, a member of Team USA Minnesota who finished sixth at the Olympic Trials Marathon in January.
Contenders for the women's title include three members of the USA's London Olympics squad: Kara Goucher of Portland, Ore, a Duluth native who holds the Medtronic TC 10 Mile women's course record; Janet Bawcom of Rome, Ga., the defending Medtronic TC 10 Mile women's champ, and Julie Culley, Annandale, N.J., last year's runner-up. Also expected to contend are Molly Pritz, the runner up at last month's USA 20K Championship and Meghan Peyton of Team USA Minnesota, who finished sixth in the 2011 race.
In addition to a pair of $12,000 USA champions' prizes, the race will feature a $10,000 Equalizer Bonus for the first USA Champion - male or female - to cross the finish line at the State Capitol grounds. The women will leave the downtown Minneapolis start line ahead of the men. The size of the head-start will be announced at the Athlete News Conference on Friday, October 5.
A field of 8500 runners will compete in the Medtronic TC 10 Mile which gets underway at 7:03 a.m. Sunday. The race is held in conjuction with the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon which starts at 8:00 a.m.
Find the complete men's and women's professional athlete fields listed on the following pages.
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Medtronic TC 10 Mile/USA 10 Mile Championship Men's Professional Athlete Field
#1 - Mo Trafeh, Duarte, Calif.
#2 - Ben True, Portland, Maine
#3 - Abdi Abdirahman, Tucson, Ariz.
#5 - Chris Solinsky, Portland, Ore.
#6 - James Strang, Colorado Springs, Colo.
#7 - Joseph Chirlee, Colorado Springs, Colo.
#8 - Timothy Ritchie, Brighton, Mass.
#9 - Aaron Braun, Flagstaff, Ariz.
#10 - Scott Smith, Flagstaff, Ariz.
#11 - Christopher Barnicle, Newtonville, Mass.
#12 - Shadrack Biwott, Eugene, Ore.
#13 - Christopher Landry, Ann Arbor, Mich.
#14 - Jacob Riley, Rochester Hills. Mich.
#15 - Ahmed Osman, Flagstaff, Ariz.
#16 - Robert Cheseret, Colorado Springs, Colo.
#17 - Mike Sayenko, Bellevue, Wash.
#18 - Zachery Hine
#19 - Brent Vaughn, Concord, Mass.
#21 - Colby Lowe, Rochester, Mich.
#22 - Jonathan Peterson, Minneapolis
#23 - Tim Nelson, Concord, Mass.
#24 - Chris Rombough, St. Paul
#25 - Craig Forys, Ann Arbor, Mich
#26 - Michael Crouch, Blowing Rock, N.C.
#28 - Jeremy Criscione, Gainesville, Fla.
#29 - Gian-Paul Caccia, New York, N.Y.
#30 - Kenyon Neuman, Boulder, Colo.
#31 - Robert Scribner, Rochester Hills, Mich.
#32 - Matthew Forys, New York, N.Y.
#33 - Andrew Carlson, St. Paul
#34 Josh Eberly,
#35 - Tyler McCandless, Boulder, Colo.
#37 - Jeremy Freed, Boulder, Colo.
#38 - Edwin Sang
#39 - Cameron Marantz, Philadelphia, Pa.
#40 - Joshua Glaab, Superior, Colo.
#41 - Dan Greeno, St. Michael
#42 - Tommy Neal, Colorado Springs, Colo.
#43 - Benjamin Sathre, Chaska
#45 - Jake Marotz, St. Paul
#46 - Ben Payne, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.
#47 - Antonio Vega, Oakdale
#49 - Cameron Bean, Blowing Rock, N.C.
#50 - Jerome Ross, Anchorage, Alas.
#51 - Ben Fletcher, Santa Fe, N.M.
#52 - Daniel Filipcik,
#53 - Harlan Lopez,
#54 - Jordan Zwick, Bloomington
#55 - Joey Keillor, Rochester
#56 - Ben Jacobs, St.Louis Park
#57 - Simon Bairu, Concord, Mass. *
Stuart Eagon, Portland, Ore.
Josphat Boit, Mammoth, Calif.
Craig Curley, Tucson, Ariz.
* Bairu is a Canadian citizen who will not compete for USA Championship prize money.
Medtronic TC 10 Mile/USA 10 Mile Championship Women's Professional Athlete Field
#101 - Janet Bawcom, Rome, Georgia
#102 - Kara Goucher, Portland, Oregon
#103 - Julie Culley, Annandale, New Jersey
#104 - Lindsey Scherf, Fayetteville, North Carolina
#105 - Molly Pritz, Boulder, Colorado
#106 - Katie Dicamillo, Providence, Rhode Island
#107 - Wendy Thomas, Windsor, Colorado
#108 - Jennifer Houck, Bloomington, Minnesota
#109 - Meghan Peyton, Richfield
#111 - Alisha Williams, Colorado Spring, Colo.
#112 - Kristen Fryburg-Zaitz, Broomfield, Colo.
#113 - Nicole Feest, Ft. Collins, Colo.
#114 - Laura Thweatt, Boulder, Colo.
#115 - Mattie Suver, Boulder, Colo.
#116 - Ariana Hilborn, Lake Orion, Mich.
#117 - Lauren Kleppin, South Milwaukee, Wisc.
#118 - Mary Akor, Hawthorne, Calif.
#120 - Laura Paulsen, Minneapolis
#121 - Stephanie Price, Mankato
#123 - Jenna Boren, Minneapolis
#126 - Ladia Albertson-Junkans, Minneapolis
#127 - Rebecca Mishler, Boise, Idaho
#128 - Nichole Porath, Northfield
#129 - Adrian Chouinard
#130 - Christie Foster, Colorado Springs, Colo.
#132 - Emily Brown, Minnetonka
Kim Robinson, Bloomington