Saturday, September 4, 2010

Park Forest Scenic 5M -- Can Ya Say Kenya?

The total numbers are small, but race director Bud James has an all-star cast running on Monday (Sept. 6) at the Park Forest Scenic 5-miler. James says the total registration is about 335 compared to about 380 last year. Oh well, that means more pancakes for the runners who are running! Just kidding. Defending overall champion Julius Kiptoo (Kenya), 45, of Durham, NC (23:30 in 2009), will be back, James said. Other big names on the running circuit who are planning to compete in Park Forest include Matt Thull of Milwaukee, Mike Egle of Glenview and Kenyans Philip Lagat, Geoffrey Kiprotich, Julius Rotich, Sammy Rotich,Rael Murey, Grace Wanjiru Kimani and Moses Waweri. "Not a bad field," James said. "The weather should be good, so it should be fast."

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