Sept. 2, 2013
For immediate release
Biwott grabs second in USA 20k Championships
Folsom’s Shadrack Biwott, who joined the Sacramento Running Association’s Elite Team last month, finished second Monday at the USA 20k Championships in New Haven, Conn.
U.S. Olympian Matt Tegenkamp won in 1 hour and 10 seconds. Biwott crossed the line in 1:00:20, one second ahead of third-place finisher Abdi Abdirahman.
Biwott took the lead near the middle of the 12.4-mile race, passing the 10k mark in 29:27. Biwott, Tegenkamp and Abdirahman stayed together through 11 miles before Tegenkamp pulled away in the final mile.
Meghan Peyton won the women’s 20k national title in 1:09:57.
The 28-year-old Biwott, a native of Kenya and a former standout runner for the University of Oregon, moved up to third in the USA Running Circuit standings behind Tegenkamp and Mo Trafeh.
The race was the eighth stop on the USA Running Circuit, which concludes with the National Road Racing Championships on Nov. 17 in Alexandria, Va.
The Sacramento Running Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding ways to encourage people of all ages and abilities to run. The SRA is committed to developing new, quality running events that appeal to a broad variety of runners.
SRA events include the recent Gold Rush 100k and Freedom Mile, the Folsom Blues Breakout Half Marathon on Oct. 19, the California International Marathon on Dec. 8, the Super Bowl Sunday 10k Run on Feb. 2 and the Credit Union SACTOWN Ten-Mile Run on April 6.
SRA beneficiaries include the American River Parkway, youth fitness programs, local running venues and aspiring young runners.