Independence Day Bests at 39th Peachtree

The 39th Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta provided quite a few party favors on the nations birthday. Four Marathon Performance athletes ran fast on the 6.2 mile course along with 55,000 other runners. James Carney, Boaz Cheboiywo, Sally Meyerhoff, and Kelly Jaske each posted personal road bests along the 10k course which finished at Piedmont Park. The race also doubled as the 2009 USATF Men’s 10k Road Race Championships.

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Finish area for 39th Peachtree Road Race (Photo/nperumbeti)

Carney, coming off strong showing at USA’s, finished 9th overall as the 3rd American (28:18). Peachtree was Carney’s first road race since finishing as the first American at Bolder Boulder.

Boaz Cheboiywo also ran a personal road best in 28:05. The Kenyan, who will gain his American citizenship in 2010 originally finished in 5th place until a protest was filed against the 4th place finisher. After official review, the protest was upheld and the 4th place finisher, Tadese Tola, was disqualified from the race. Video released late Sunday night showed Tola extending his arm as Boaz attempted to pass only meters from the finish line. Three master-level USATF officials each signed written statements saying they witnessed the alleged incident. Race officials from the Atlanta Track Club awarded Cheboiywo 4th place 24-hours after the original protest had been filed. Tola’s camp failed to protest the ruling in time.

Sally Meyerhoff finished as the 2nd American woman in 33:10, marking another road PB. Her last race was on June 25 in the Women’s 10k Finals at the 2009 USA National Championships. Prior to that, she ran in the Portland Track & Field Festival finishing first in the Women’s 10k in 33:14.14. Meyerhoff, who recently moved to Eugene, has posted a PR in every race she’s participated in over the past month.

Kelly Jaske rounded out the Marathon Performance crew as the fourth American woman to finish the race (33:31, road PB). Jaske was running her first race since the NYRR Women’s Mini 10k on June 6 (33:39). After missing out on a USA Outdoor Championships qualifying race with flu like symptoms, Jaske has been able to recover and train healthy for the past several weeks.

Results can be found below. A big thanks to the Atlanta Track Club for putting on a great event.

Men

First Name Last Name State Country Age ChipTime ClockTime
SAMMY KITWARA KEN 22 27:21:00 27:21:00
RIDOUANE HARROUFI NM MAR 27 28:02:00 28:02:00
GASHU IBRAHIM JEILAN ETH 19 28:02:00 28:02:00
BOAZ CHEBOIYWO MI KEN 30 28:05:00 28:05:00
TESFAYE BEKELE ETH 25 28:08:00 28:08:00
ABDI ABDIRAHMAN AZ 32 28:11:00 28:11:00
ROBERT LETTING NM KEN 24 28:14:00 28:14:00
ANTHONY FAMIGLIETTI TN 30 28:15:00 28:15:00
JAMES CARNEY CO 31 28:18:00 28:19:00
DANIEL KIPKOECH KEN 22 28:38:00 28:38:00
STEPHEN CHEMLANY NY KEN 26 28:41:00 28:42:00
ERNEST KEBENEI GA KEN 24 28:42:00 28:42:00
IAN BURRELL AZ 24 28:42:00 28:42:00
PATRICK SMYTH UT 22 28:48:00 28:49:00
ED M MORAN VA 28 28:50:00 28:50:00
ANDREW CARLSON AZ 27 28:52:00 28:53:00
ELKANAH K KIBET AL KEN 23 28:57:00 28:57:00
FOREST BRADEN WA 26 29:03:00 29:04:00
JASON HARTMANN CO 28 29:04:00 29:04:00
ANTONIO VEGA MN 25 29:04:00 29:05:00
STEPHEN FURST NC 23 29:04:00 29:05:00
JUSTIN YOUNG CO 29 29:08:00 29:08:00
GIRMA MECHESO GA 21 29:26:00 29:27:00
JEREMY R CRISCIONE FL 22 29:29:00 29:29:00
JOSH MOEN MN 27 29:30:00 29:30:00

Women

First Name Last Name State Country Age ChipTime ClockTime
LINETH CHEPKURUI KEN 21 31:30:00 31:31:00
MESERET MENGSITU ETH 19 31:31:00 31:32:00
ALICE TIMBILILI KEN 26 31:33:00 31:33:00
ABEBU GELAN ETH 19 31:44:00 31:45:00
AMANE GOBENA ETH 26 31:52:00 31:52:00
IRENE LIMIKA KEN 29 32:11:00 32:11:00
EDNA KIPLAGAT KEN 29 32:17:00 32:18:00
BELIANESH GEBRE ETH 21 32:35:00 32:36:00
NADIA EJJAFINI BRN 28 32:43:00 32:43:00
NERIAH ASIBA KEN 26 32:51:00 32:51:00
HYVON NGETICH NM KEN 24 33:01:00 33:01:00
HIRUT MANDEFRO ETH 23 33:06:00 33:06:00
ILSA PAULSON NY 20 33:09:00 33:09:00
SALLY MEYERHOFF OR 25 33:10:00 33:11:00
ALLISON GRACE NC 26 33:11:00 33:12:00
KELLY JASKE OR 32 33:31:00 33:32:00
MELISSA WHITE MI 28 33:37:00 33:37:00
ELVA DRYER CO 37 34:00:00 34:01:00
ADRIANA PIRTEA ROM 29 34:01:00 34:01:00
JANE WANJIKU GAKUNYI KEN 30 34:02:00 34:03:00
COLLEEN DE REUCK CO 45 34:25:00 34:27:00
AZIZA AYILU NY ETH 23 34:48:00 34:49:00
FIONA DOCHERTY CO NZL 33 35:13:00 35:13:00
ALBINA GALLYAMOVA TX RUS 45 35:42:00 35:43:00
JESSICA MINTY NC 25 35:53:00 35:54:00

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