USA 10 Mile:
1. Abdi Abdirahman 47:34 ... course record
2. Jason Lehmkuhle 47:48
3. James Carney 48:03
4. Edwardo Torres 48:19
5. Matt Gonzales 48:43
6. Brett Gotcher 48:50
7. Mbarak Hussein 48:57
8. Ryan Sheehan 48:58
9. Jesus Solis 49:02
10. Josh Moen 49:13
18. Justin Grunewald ... 50:25
20. Chris Lundstrom ... 50:33
21. Dan Browne ... 50:52
31. Zach Schendel ... 51:34
Abdirahman clocked 4:34 up the Franklin Bridge climb to break away from eventual runner-up Jason Lehmkuhle and 2002 TCM champ Dan Brown. James Carney caught a suffering Browne after five miles to seal 3rd place.
Said Abdirahman of the conditions: "I didn't expect this to be this bad. It was horrible. It's one of those things, you can't control the weather. It's out of our hands. I was on good pace for five or six or seven miles but then it just got worse and worse."
Said Lehmkuhle: “I didn’t think there was any chance I’d be second in this field. I thought on a good day I could slip under 48 minutes, so I exceeded my expectations on both accounts. Obviously the weather’s not perfect today, so getting under 48 minutes on kind of a rough day and get second … it’s great.”
Medtronic TC 10 Mile Women (Official):
1. Kristen Nicolini Lehmkuhle 56:17
2. Turena Johnson Lane 59:16
3. Desiree Budd 1:00:12
4. Marie Sample 1:01:09
5. Kim Magee 1:03:37
Complete results can be found HERE.
I wrote a comprehensive story on the USA 10 Mile for the Running USA Wire that you can find HERE.
The Star-Tribune's TC-10 story is HERE.
The Pioneer Press' TC-10 story is HERE.
Follow-Up ... USATF names Abdirahman its Athlete of the Week.
Photo of Abdirahman courtesy of TCM and Paul Phillips, Competitive Image.