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August 14, 2023
Kalapos, Kellner are New England Champs at Bobby Doyle 5 Miler
August 14, 2023
(Green Racing Project) topped the New England results the
Bobby Doyle 5 Miler
on Sunday. Early morning rains and thunder left the area well before the 9 a.m. start of the coastal run, and while it was humid, cooler than usual temperatures plus overcast skies made for not unreasonable August racing conditions.
In the men's competition, a high speed lead pack of 4 materialized before mid-way and only broke up in the final drive to the finish. North Carolinian Dylan Gearanger was strongest to the tape, winning in 23:35, 9 seconds back of the course record. Kalapos led the locals, finishing second overall in 23:58 and 7 seconds up on third placer
Kellner took an early lead and unpressed to the gold medal in 26:32, 21 seconds up on UMass Lowell's NCAA qualifier
With 8 of the top 11 men's finishers, the
was a convincing
, and their women's squad matched the men's win.
Four masters runners won their divisions to maintain a perfect 4-for-4 record in the 2023 Grand Prix Series;
(Battle Road TC, W40),
(Whirlaway, W45), and
Rhode Island's running community produced another memorable event honoring a legend of the state's running history, Bobby Doyle. Over half of the race finishers (434) were USATF members, and though a past accompanying 5K race was eliminated in 2023 to focus on the premiere event, the 805 race finishers was large than the combined 5K/5Mile total of a year ago.
Preliminary overall results are found at bobbydoyleraces.org/race-info/results/ and Grand Prix scoring will be verified and updated at the end of the week. The
continues on August 26 at the New Hampshire 10 Miler in Auburn NH.
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