On Saturday, June 16, former Olympian, four time NYC Marathon winner and four time Boston Marathon winner, Bill Rodgers
, Olympic Gold Medal winner and first-ever women's Olympic marathon champion, Joan Benoit Samuelson
were joined by over 1,500 runners and walkers during the 39th Annual Shelter Island 10K
Top honors for the 10K went to Linus Kiplagat who completed the USA track and field certified course in 29:45.03, a 4:47 mile pace, and the top female finisher was Birtukan Fente Alemu who completed the race in 33:40.36. Second place went to Issac Mukundi who ran the race in 30:21.07 and Shewarge Alene Amare who finished in 4:26.29, while Temesgen Habtemariam Bekele (30:59.39) and Margaret Wamahiga (34:39.33) earned third place.
The 10K wheelchair race was won by Peter Hawkins who completed the race in 36:11.79.
For the 5K, Nicholas Minikel (18:34.70) and Rose Hayes (20:55.28) earned the top spot, while Patrick O'Halloran (18:37.42) and Cornelia Carragher (21:00.64) finished second, and the third spot went to Griffin Schwartz (19:19.32) and Nancy Labiner (22:22.23).
Proceeds from the run/walk support the Shelter Island 10K Community Fund, East End Hospice
, and the Timothy Hill Children's Ranch.
For more information, visit www.shelterislandrun.com.
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