Monday, July 15, 2013

She's Baaack: Rhines Takes BUPA Great Edinburgh Run

Jen Rhines has been fighting injuries and Father Time, but she showed (once again) that she's one of the most resilient and versatile runners in US distance history (witness making three Olympic teams at three different distances).  Rhines won the BUPA Great Edinburgh 10K Run in Scotland on Sunday, besting the women's field over the hilly 10K course in 34:22, a full 2:12 margin over second-place finisher Nicola Duncan.

The three-time US Olympian was the first American winner of the race in four years.  "It feels amazing," she said. "I'm so excited to come here and win at such a great race. I've got to say you guys love your hills here; it was a tough course to get around!"

Scotsman Andrew Lemoncello, who ran at Florida State University in the States and competed in the 2008 Olympics in the steeplechace, won the men's race.

Jen was not joking about the hills, as the course elevation map reveals:

Here are the top-10 results on the women's side:

PosGenderBIBNameClubFinish TimeGun/Chip
1F101JEN RHINES00:34:22Gun Time
2F107NICOLA DUNCANPortobello00:36:34Gun Time
3F102JENNIFER MCCLEANEdinburgh Athletic Club00:36:37Gun Time
4F120JENNIFER EMSLEYCentral AC00:36:51Gun Time
5F103FIONA MATHESONFalkirk Harriers00:37:18Gun Time
6F109JESSICA OLIVER-BELLShettleston Harriers00:38:06Gun Time
7F117ALEXANDRA LAMONDStirling University Athletic Club00:38:35Gun Time
8F118KATHRYN PENNELShettleston Harriers00:38:42Gun Time
9F104DIANE LAUDERGala Harriers00:38:55Gun Time
10F111KARA TAITKilmarnock Harriers & AC00:38:57

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