September 18, 2019
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Kenyan runner nearly breaks Maine race’s course record

Joel Page | AP
Joel Page | AP
Alex Kosorio crosses the finish line to win the men's division of the annual TD Beach To Beacon 10K road race Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine — A pair of Kenyan runners is celebrating victories in Maine’s most anticipated road race.

The annual Beach to Beacon 10K race was held Saturday in Cape Elizabeth. Alex Korio won the men’s championships while Joyciline Jepkosgei won for the women. The Portland Press Herald reports Korio’s unofficial time of 27 minutes 35 seconds was just seven seconds short of the course record.

The first American woman to finish, Emily Infeld of Oregon, came in fourth overall.

(Olympic hopefuls will pace the field for 22nd annual Beach to Beacon race)

The race was founded by Cape Elizabeth native Joan Benoit Samuelson, who was the winner of the first women’s marathon at the 1984 Summer Olympics. The race starts near Crescent Beach State Park and ends in Fort Williams near Portland Head Light. It’s the biggest race in Maine and attracted more than 6,500 runners.

 



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