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Huddle set to defend USA 10 km title in Boston - usatf.org

Published by
ross   on Oct 7 2011, 09:32 PM
October 7, 2011

Three-time USA Women’s 10 km champion and American record holder Molly Huddle (Providence, R.I.) is set to seek her fourth consecutive title Monday at the Tuft's Health Plan 10K for Women in Boston, Mass.
 
Huddle will face another stellar field that includes Janet Cherobon-Bawcom (Rome, Ga.), the women’s champion from last weekend’s USA 10 Mile Championships.  Also in the field is two-time champion Katie McGregor (Minneapolis, Minn.); 2008 Olympic marathoner Magdalena Lewy Boulet (Oakland, Calif.) and two-time USA Outdoor Track & Field 10,000m champion Amy Begley (Portland, Ore.).
 
Video highlights
The USA Women’s 10 km Championship will be webcast live in cooperation withRunnerSpace.com beginning at 12:00 EDT at www.USARunningCircuit.com.
 
About the USARC
The USA Women’s 10 km Championship is the final stop on the 2011 USA Running Circuit (USARC) and will pay $28,450 in U.S. prize money with the champion earning $7,450 for the title.

Going into the final race on the women’s circuit Cherobon-Bawcom is tied for first in the women’s standings with Jen Rhines (Mammoth Lakes, Calif.) with 30 points each and McGregor is a close third with 29 points.
 
The men’s circuit concluded last week with Ben True (Hanover, N.H.) taking the circuit title with 60 points.

The 2011 USARC is a USA Track & Field road series, featuring USA Championships from one mile to the marathon and attracts the best U.S. distance runners. The circuit features ten events for men and nine for women.

The 2011 USARC features more than $450,000 in circuit prize money with U.S. athletes competing for the right to represent Team USA in various international competitions.
 
The first ten U.S. runners earn points at each USARC race (15 for first, 12 for second, 10 for third, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1), with a final $12,500 grand prix purse ($6,000, $4,000, and $2,500) for the top three men and women point scorers overall.
 
The mission of the USA Running Circuit is to showcase, support, and promote U.S. runners.  Since its inception in 1995, the USARC and its races have provided over $6 million dollars to U.S. distance runners.

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