28 Nov '13, 8pm

(RRW) Athletics: Chelanga Runs Away with 77th Manchester Road Race: After defending champion Aaron Braun led t...

(RRW) Athletics: Chelanga Runs Away with 77th Manchester Road Race: After defending champion Aaron Braun led t...

MANCHESTER, Conn. (28-Nov) -- After defending champion Aaron Braun led the field through a blazing 4:13 first mile at the 77th Manchester Road Race here on a bitterly cold and windy morning, Sam Chelanga was anything but worried. The two-time NCAA Cross Country Champion, who is coached by Olympic marathoner Mark Coogan, knew immediately it was going to be a good day. "I'm thinking, 'I'm feeling good, this is nice, let's go!'" Chelanga recounted with reporters after recording his first Manchester victory on the 4.748-mile course in 21 minutes and 31 seconds. He continued: "I heard somebody say, '4:12,' and he (Braun) slammed on his brakes right away." Braun, who just won the USA 12-K road running title on Nov. 17, realized that he had made a fatal mistake. He knew the Nike-sponsored Chelanga to be a great hill runner, and Braun had just burned a lot of the precious energy h...

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