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Thursday, June 30, 2005

Peachtree 10K and the PRRO

Can John Korir win next Monday's Peachtree 10K to claim the Professional Road Racing Organization's (PRRO) Triple Crown? The PRRO Circuit is a nationwide series of road racing events that attracts elite runners from around the world. John Korir is an elite Kenyan runner who won the first two legs of the Triple Crown (Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile in Washington, DC in April and the Lilac Bloomsday 12K in Spokane, WA in May). If he wins the Peachtree, he'll earn an extra $15K from the PRRO.

Looking at John Korir's past Peachtree performances, it's not going to be easy. He took second place last year with a time of 28:09 which was 7 seconds behind the winner Martin Lel. I didn't see his name in 2003. The winner had a time of 28:23. In 2002, he finished fourth with a time of 28:10. The winner that year was Paul Kosgei who finished with a time of 27:36. In 2001, John Korir won the race with a time of 28:19.

So the last 3 times he ran the Peachtree, he's been very consistent with times of 28:09, 28:10, and 28:19. If he can run Monday with a similar time, he has a chance to win it.


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