Thursday, June 17, 2010

Father's Day 8k Elite Field Announced


WASHINGTON (AP) - The Georgetown Running Company's own Joe Wiegner will attempt to defend home turf on Sunday evening in the second annual Georgetown Running Company Father's Day 8K. The 4.96 mile out-and-back race will start and end under the Key Bridge in historic Georgetown and is held during National Men's Health Week. The event will also feature omnipresent American endurance athlete Michael Wardian and an Ethoiopian contingent that includes Dawit Assefa (2:17 marathon PB) and Berhanu Wukaw (2:20). Wiegner comes off a 31:38 10k PR last weekend and a 15:07 5k effort less than four weeks ago.

Almaz Megerssa and Keneni Orgessa are expected to lead the women's field, though rumors at time of press indicate that two former American collegians might enter the race.

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE (11:28PM EST): Haile Gelelcha (13:50) and Gurmesa Megerssa (28:45) have entered the race.

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