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FALMOUTH 2019 Recap

By Nick Kafker

Last week, the Recover squad drove south to The Cape for one of the best road races in America. Here are a few stories from the weekend we loved.

Finally a bride. Leonard Korir finished on the podium at Falmouth four times but never on the top step. Babe Ruth wasn't very fast, but he did say "it's hard to beat someone who won't give up." This year Lenny got the W. 

  • Born in Kenya, Leonard didn't discover his talent for running until the age of 20, when he competed in cross country while studying to become a teacher.
  • He earned his citizenship in 2016, and is the first American to win Falmouth since 1988, of victory he says "I am so happy. I am so excited. I didn’t want to say in the future that I ran this race seven times and never won."

 


 

Our Favorite Moments

  • #runforever - Three past champions / idols of ours: Frank Shorter, Bill Rodgers, and Joan Benoit Samuelson all completed the race. Joan even averaged 6:30 per mile. Good lord. 
  • It's about how you finish - Sharon Lokedi of Kenya ran fearlessly to victory but ended up a medical tent ice bath due to the high temperatures. She was in fine spirits a few minutes later and excitedly accepted her victory. 
  • 7 Miles Easy Pace - Edward Cheserek, the 3:49 miler 😳, snagged the third podium spot in his longest ever road race.  
  • Rising Star - 10 Year Old Wheelchair Racer Maddie Wilson with all the goals: "I hope someday I hold all the records"

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