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Kenyans Win Men's, Women's Races At 40th Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run

Sunday morning in Washington, D.C. roughly 15,000 runners took part in the annual Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run, known as "The Runner's Rite of Spring®." The race, in it's 40th year, began at 7:30am, with participants running in waves of approximately 2,500 runners each. A Cherry Blossom 5K Run-Walk and 1/2 Mile Kids' Run also took place Sunday morning. The event serves as a fundraiser for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Kenya's Allan Kiprono, last year's second place finisher, won Sunday's men's race in a course record-time of 45:15. Julliah Pinega, also from Kenya, won the women's race for the second year in a row, conquering the 10 mile route in a time of 54:02. The first place finisher in both the men's and women's races receives $7,500 in prize money.

After the jump, a look at the top five finishers in the men's and women's races and their times.

Men's Winners:

1st place: Allan Kiprono of Kenya, 45:15.
2nd place: Lani Kiplagat of Kenya, 46:28
3rd place: John Korir of Kenya, 47:33
4th place: Ian Burrell of U.S., 47:34
5th place: Jesse Cherry of U.S., 47:40

Women's winners:

1st place: Julliah Pinega of Kenya, 54:02
2nd place: Malika Mejdoub of Morroco, 54:24
3rd place: Yunilesh Delelecha of Ethiopia (a Washington, D.C. resident), 54:33
4th place: Agnieszka Tiolek of Poland, 54:36
5th place: Claire Hallissey of Great Britain (an Arlington, VA resident), 54:37

Sunday's 40th Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run course: