Kenyan runner wins Flying Pig 10K, participants record set

CINCINNATI - A runner from Kenya preparing to compete in his first United States marathon at the Flying Pig on Sunday took first place in the Toyota 10K Saturday morning as a warm up.

According to Pig officials, Paul Odipo, who is running for team SOTENI-Kilometers for Kenya, finished the 6.2 mile race in 33:54.

Winning the female division of the 10K was 24-year-old Chelsea Koglmeier of Cincinnati with a winning time of 39:50, according to race officials. Koglmeier is a 2012 graduate of Duke University.

There were 3,229 participants who finished the 10K, a record setting number for the Pig race.

Other top finishers included the following:

Men: Second place, Tilahun Abebe, 34, in a time of 34:18; and third place, Keith Harris, 30, in a time of 35:26.

Women: Second place finish, Olivia Connaughton, 13 in a time of 40:18; and third place, Sue Dehaan in a time of 42:23.

The following are the top results for the Tri-State Running Company 5K that was also held Saturday morning:

Men: First place,  and repeat winner, Chris Reis, 31, of Ludlow, Ky. with a time of 16:31; Second place, Todd Larison, 47, of Clearwater, Fla. with a time of 17:18; and third place, Harvey Lewis, 30, of Dayton, Ohio with a time of 17:33.

Women: First place, Kristine Durand, 35, of Batavia with a time of 19:43; Second place, Hayley Meyer, 13, of Cincinnati with a time of 20:29; and third place, Anna Foote, 23, of Sycamore, Ohio with a time of 20:39.

Race officials report there were 4,895 participants in this year's 5K, compared to 4,198 to last year.

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