Elite runners from North Carolina top Fresh 15K

 

Saturday's Fresh 15 was dominated by a group of Kenyan runners based out of Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

The group performed in the event's "Elite runners" category, taking home men's and women's first-place finishes.

Cleophas Ngetich crushed last year's best time with his 45:20 run. He ran a sub-five minute mile on every leg of the race.

"It was a fast race," Ngetich said.

His teammate, Susan Jerotich, took first in the women's division with a finish time of 52:39. The other runners on their team also finished strong.

"I did not see the course before," Ms. Jerotich said. "I enjoyed the course."

Hillary Too locked in 47:00, Ruto Kipkoech 48:20 and Chebet Zipporah 54:01.

The elite runners pushed themselves hard and made use of the triage tent to catch their breath after the race. More than anything, the elite runners were enjoying themselves and their time in Tyler.

Volunteers said they saw no major injuries this year, just cramps and blisters for the most part.

For a full list of winners, visit http://edge.raceresults360.com/rr360/race/9bew7T/#/results::1425768250947

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