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From the @RBR Archives: The great races in @chimarathon 2015, as Chumba and Kipllagat take the wins!...

From the @RBR Archives: The great races in @chimarathon 2015, as Chumba and Kipllagat take the wins!...

The men's race went out slow and calculating, with the first mile covered in 4:58 and 5k in 15:27. As the pace stayed even throughout the first half, the lead group went from 18-20 to a dozen, as the pack hit 30:30 for 10k, 45:59 for 15k, and 1:01:42 for 20k. At the half marathon, hit in 1:05:11, there were ten contenders. And two of them were Americans! Luke Puskedra, fresh off his June marathon PB of 2:15:27 was there, and the U.S. Army's Elkanah Kibet was running his debut. In the lead pack was Wesley Korir, Dickson Chumba, Sammy Ngungu, Gimray Gebru, Lukas Rotich and Abera Kuma. Puskedra stayed at the back of the lead pack for most of the first half of the race, Kibet, on the other hand, lead much of the first half, taking leads in eight seconds and later, fifteen seconds, before being swallowed up by the lead pack. Filex Kiprotich lead the 25k at 1:17:23,with a pack f...

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