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TD Beach to Beacon 10K

Saturday August 3rd, 2019
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Distance: 10K · Kids Race

Joan Benoit Samuelson, a native of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, won the first-ever women's Marathon at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles and is founder and chair of the TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K. "A long time dream of mine has been realized" says Samuelson.

"I've always wanted to create a race that brings runners to some of my most favorite training grounds, so that they can enjoy the same beautiful environment, sense of community and rich history that has played such an important role in my life." Locals and visitors alike will enjoy themselves immensely whether they choose to spectate or participate.

Joan Benoit Samuelson, a native of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, is founder and chair of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K.

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Jack Mosher
This race, founded by Joan Benoit Samuelson, hugs the Maine coast ending at a light house. It's a world class field and raises millions every year for worthy causes. It's a very well run event and always the best race of the summer in Maine.
Race Date: 08/04/2018 Distance: 10k
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 27:37 Jake Robertson 26 HamiltonNZL
2nd Male 28:27 Stephen Sambu 30 Kenya
3rd Male 28:29 Ben True 32 West LebanonNH
4th Male 28:45 Shadrack Kipchirchir 29 Colorado SpringsCO
Female 31:21 Sandrafelis Chebet Tuei 20 Kenya
2nd Female 31:26 Ababel Yeshaneh 23 Ethiopia
3rd Female 31:40 Molly Huddle 33 ProvidenceRI
4th Female 31:56 Pauline Kamulu Kaveke 23 Kenya
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 33:19 DanSmith 40 Shelburne FallsMA
M 50-59 36:53 TomThurston 54 WaterburyVT
M 60-69 39:40 CharlieMuse 61 BostonMA
M 70+ 48:14 BillReilly 71 BrownfieldME
F 40-49 34:53 DawnGrunnagle 40 DallasTX
F 50-59 40:09 MimiFallon 53 WalpoleMA
F 60-69 45:46 CarolSexton 61 WoodinvilleWA
F 70+ 47:49 LindaMoulton 75 ScarboroughME
TD Beach to Beacon 10K

Ben True is the first American to win the Beach to Beason 10K and Dathan Ritzenheim took second who is also an American. Ben ran 28:17 and Dathan was 11 seconds back.

Mary Keitany broke the course record with her winning time of 30:45. It is the fastest 10K road time for women over the last 12 months at that time.

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