Women’s record falls on crisp Spring morning
Ann Alyanak of Bellbrook, OH won the Papa John’s 10 Miler sponsored by Nike in a Women’s record time of 57:27. Also, a record 9,181 people registered for today’s race, making it one of the largest 10 mile runs in the country.
Alyanak set a pace of 5:45 to win the Women’s overall title in 57:27. Ekaterina Fateeva of Hebron, KY finished Second with a time of 59:22. Behind Fateeva, came past Papa John’s and Louisville Triple Crown of Running Winner Camille Herron of West Lafayette, IN in 59:31. Sarah Bird of Indianapolis was Fourth in the Women’s Division at 59:38 and Bowling Green resident Bonita Paul completed the race in 1:00:46 for Fifth. Jen Alessandro of Louisville was the highest placing local women resident in Sixth at 1:01:35.
Indianapolis, Indiana’s Andrew Baker won the Men’s Division and the overall race in 49:25. Finishing Second in the Men’s Division was 2010 Papa John’s winner Jacob Korir in 49:34. Joseph Maina of Richmond, KY was third with a time of 50:11. John Poray of Indianapolis, IN was Fourth in 50:44 and Jason Ordway of Bellbrook, OH was Fifth in 51:05.
Chad Johnson of Charlestown, IN continued his domination of this Spring’s Louisville Triple Crown of Running sponsored by Novo Nordisk and won the Wheelchair Division in 47:25.
All runners in the 2011 Papa John’s 10-miler can get their time and final placement on the race website at http://www.papajohns.com/louisville/raceresults.html.
“This was such a great way to celebrate the 11th Papa John’s 10 Miler. Great performances from all our participants, a course record for women and a record number of participants, we couldn’t be more pleased with all the results. It was a great day, with a great crowd, the race continues to grow and get better.” said Rene Kesterson, Race Director. In its eleven year history, the race has consistently ranked in the Top 10 for ten-mile competitions (per Running USA’s road race rankings).
“However, the real winners are this community and the WHAS Crusade for Children,” said Kesterson. “We hope that the Louisville Triple Crown of Running will be able to donate more than $130,000 to the Crusade from the proceeds of the three races.”