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Pro runner and Pittsburgh-native Elaina Tabb to race her hometown streets; defending champion and course record holder Martin Hehir is back to claim his second title  - PITTSBURGH – Featuring pickles, pierogies and a cookie table, this year’s Pittsburgh-themed EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler will welcome some of America’s fastest athletes including Pittsburgh-native Elaina Tabb and defending champion and event record holder Martin Hehir. The race, scheduled for Nov. 2, will feature a $25,000 guaranteed prize purse, including $5,000 for each race champion.

Tabb, who was a four-time all-state performer for Hampton High School in Allison Park, Pa., has represented the United States in three IAAF World Championships and competes professionally for the Boston Athletic Association. She will face tough competition from Bria Wetsch (10-mile personal best of 54:14), Nicole Jefferson (half-marathon personal best of 1:12:31) and Lexi Zeis (10-mile personal best of 54:32). Also joining the women’s field is Maegan Krifchin, the 12th fastest American women all-time in the half marathon (1:09:51).

 

“The EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler is a race that I've always wanted to do, and I was very excited when it finally fit into my racing and training schedule this year,” Tabb said. “It's always an honor to race in my city with my family cheering me on.”

 

In last year’s race, Hehir not only beat a field of competitive runners to earn top spot but also finished in 46 minutes, 48 seconds, breaking the event record by two seconds. Joining him in this year’s event is Biya Simbassa, who has a 10-mile personal best of 46:57 and U.S. Army teammates Augustus Maiyo (10-mile personal best of 47:05) and Elkanah Kibet (10-mile personal best of 47:15). 

“I’m extremely excited to come back to Pittsburgh, because defending the title means a lot to me,” Hehir said. “Training has been great, and I’ll be ready for anybody on the starting line.”

 

Prior to the race, Tabb and Hehir will meet with local students at Upper St. Clair High School and The Ellis School to share their experiences running and competing on a professional level. 

 

Almost 5,000 participants from 34 states are expected to toe the start line at this year’s EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler. This year’s Pittsburgh-themed race will take runners through 10 miles of Pittsburgh’s history, fandom, and quirkiest traditions. Click here for more information on this year’s Pittsburgh-themed miles.

See below for the full professional athlete fields for the 2019 EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler.

Men

Bib

Name

Country

Affiliation

Personal Best

M1

Martin Hehir

USA

Reebok Boston Track Club

46:49

M3

Biya Simbassa

USA

American Distance Project

46:57

M4

Augustus Maiyo

USA

U.S. Army

47:05

M5

Elkanah Kibet

USA

U.S. Army

47:15

M6

Haron Lagat

USA

U.S. Army

47:40

M7

Charlie Hurt

USA

Unattached

49:41

M8

Adam Wollant

USA

Unattached

1:06:58*

M9

Jacob Krolick

USA

Unattached

1:07:38*

M10

Aaron Dinzeo

USA

Unattached

51:00

M11

Josh Sanchez

USA

Unattached

1:08:23*

M12

Tyler Anyan

USA

Unattached

51:19

M13

Max Petrosky

USA

Unattached

1:08:43*

M14

George Kiplagat

USA

Unattached

51:52

M15

Alex Archer

USA

Unattached

1:09:15*

*Denotes half-marathon personal best

Women

Bib

Name

Country

Affiliation

Personal Best

F32

Bria Wetsch

USA

Boulder Underground

54:14

F33

Nicole Jefferson

USA

Unattached

1:12:31

F34

Lexi Zeis

USA

Roots Running Project

54:32

F35

Elaina Tabb

USA

Boston Athletic Association

54:44

F36

Bethany Sachtleben

USA

Unattached

54:59

F37

Samantha Roecker

USA

Unattached

55:37

F38

Madison Ivy

USA

Roots Running Project

16:09#

F39

Christine Thorn

USA

Roots Running Project

16:31#

F40

Anna Shields

USA

Unattached

16:32#

F41

Sarah Patrick

USA

Unattached

58:55

F42

Samantha Bower

USA

Unattached

60:42

F43

Emily Drees

USA

Unattached

1:21:08*

F44

Janna Mitsos

USA

Unattached

61:07

F45

Samantha Calderon

USA

Unattached

61:14

F46

Sara Zambotti

USA

Unattached

1:22:33*

F47

Maegan Krifchin

USA

Mizuno

55:01

*Denotes half-marathon personal best
#Denotes 5,000 meters personal best

For additional pro athlete updates, visit www.Pittsburgh10Miler.org or follow along on Twitter at @PGH10Miler and Facebook at facebook.com/Pgh10Miler.



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