Biwott, Wangari win Maine 10K founded by Olympian

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Posted: Aug 04, 2012 5:05 PM
Biwott, Wangari win Maine 10K founded by Olympian

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (AP) — Kenyans Stanley Biwott (BEE'-waht) and Margaret Wangari (wahn-GAHR'-ee) prevailed in hot, humid conditions to win the men's and women's titles in the 15th TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race in southern Maine.

Biwott ran a strong race Saturday, finishing in 27:59. Wangari finished in 31:51.6 in one of the closest women's finishes in the history of the race. The top Maine finishers were Sheri Piers and Ethan Shaw, both of Falmouth.

The race was founded by Olympic gold medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson, who was joined by 6,000 racers Saturday in her native Cape Elizabeth. Samuelson, who won of the first Olympic women's marathon in 1984, ran alongside fellow renowned marathon runners Bill Rodgers and Frank Shorter.

More than $60,000 in prize money was at stake.