Road Race Stats - Marathons & Other Running Races

Monday, April 03, 2006

Heat Takes its Toll at 2006 Capitol 10K

Last year's men's winner, Bernard Manirakiza, was on pace to beat his last year's time (30:06) and the course record (29:49) when he collapsed from heat exhaustion at mile 6. After an hour in the medical tent, Manirakiza recovered. The men's winner yesterday was Jacob Rotich with a time of 32:03. The women's winner was a 41-year-old Russian, Albina Gallyamova, who finished with a time of 34:24. This was over a minute faster than last year's winning time of 35:27 by Cassandra Henkiel. (more at Statesman).

It was much warmer and humid this year compared to last year. Here's a detailed comparison:
April 2, 2006 at 8:51am: 72°F, 84% humidity (data)
April 3, 2005 at 8:51am: 56°F, 57% humidity (data)

Later this week, I'll post the stats. It'll be interesting to see how much effect the weather had.


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