First place Bloomsday finisher done in 33 minutes, 58 seconds

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on May 1, 2011 at 2:32 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 12 at 6:03 AM

SPOKANE – The unofficial results are in for Bloomsday 2011, and the first place finisher completed the course in just less than 34 minutes.

In the men’s elite group, Simon Ndirangu of Kenya finished the race in 33:58.  He takes home the top prize of $7,000.  For the elite women, Misiker Mekonnin of Ethiopia finished in 40:23.  She also takes home $7,000.

The top prize in the wheelchair group receives $2,000.  For the men, Aaron Gordian of Mexico City took the top spot in 28:03.  Amanda McGrory of Savoy, Illinois finished first among the women, at 35:24.

Here are the top finishers in each elite category:

Men’s elite:

  • Simon Ndirangu, Kenya, 33:58
  • Allan Kiprono, Kenya, 33:59
  • Belete Assefa, Ethiopia, 34:09
  • Lani Kiplagat, Kenya, 34:39
  • Stephen Muange, Kenya, 34:45

Women’s elite:

  • Misiker Mekonnin, Ethiopia, 40:25
  • Wude Ayalew, Ethiopia, 40:26
  • Tingea Jelliah, Kenya, 40:28
  • Bezunesh Deba, Ethiopia, 40:29
  • Shewarge Amare, Ethiopia, 40:31

Men’s wheelchair:

  • Aaron Gordian, Mexico City, Mexico, 28:03
  • Saul Mendoza, Wimberley, TX, 29:07
  • Jordan Bird, Tucson, AZ, 30:50
  • Aaron Pike, Champaign, IL, 30:51
  • Craig Blanchette, Battle Ground, WA, 30:52

Women’s wheelchair:

  • Amanda McGrory, Savoy, IL, 35:24
  • Shirley Reilly, Tucson, AZ, 35:35
  • Susannah Scaroni, Tekoa, WA, 38:33
  • Ajar Mohammed Busonga, Kumasi, WA 38:36
  • Anjali Forber-Pratt, Champaign, IL, 41:33

 

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