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Shay, Rhines Win USA 15km Titles
Submitted by Bricks :: Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:31 am
Jen Rhines claimed her second USA 15 km Championship title in Indianapolis on Saturday, while Ryan Shay won his first. Rhines ran the first 10km with a pack including defending champ Colleen De Reuck, Blake Russell, and Elva Dryer before breaking away to win in a time of 49:21. Shay defeated a men's field that included Alan Culpepper with a time of 43:52. He also won a $5000 "equalizer bonus" for being the first person of either sex to finish, given the women's head start of 5 minutes over the men.