Neely Spence (6:18) is 34th place after the first lap, 4 seconds behind the leader. Emily Pritt (6:21) is the second American running in 47th place.
Spence moves up 10 spots to 24th as they complete the second lap. Her time of 13:20 is 50 seconds behind Genzebe Dibaba who leads the field after two circuits with a time of 12:30. Alexandra Dunne (13:38) and Ashley Brasovan (13:38) make big moves lap two. Dunne moves up 28 spots to 32nd place while Brasovan jumps 22 positions to 34th place.
Spence and Brasovan have Team USA off to a good start on the day. Spence led Team USA by finishing 19th in 21:33, while Brasovan was 26th in 21:55 and Dunne was 34th in 22:15. The winner was Genzebe Dibaba in 20:14. Spence and Brasovan lead Team USA to a fifth place finish as Ethiopia wins the team competition.
Chris Derrick (16th), German Fernandez (22nd), and Luke Puskedra (35th) are out with the leaders, completing the first lap in 5:15, 5:16, and 5:19 respectively. The leaders went through in 5:14.
Fernandez and Derrick are still in striking distance as they go through two laps in 11:12, 18th and 19th places, while Pukskedra goes through in 11:16 and moves up to 26th-place. The lead pack finished two laps in 11:09.
Fernandez moves up to 13th, finishing 3 laps in 17:14, 19 seconds behind the lead group of six. Derrick is in 19th-place (17:19) while Puskedra is running strong in 27th along with the Austrailian star, Ryan Gregson.
Fernandez finishes 11th in 24:13. Derrick moves up to 15th (24:20) and Puskedra finishes 30th in 24:53. The winner was Ayele Abshero (Ethiopia) in 23:26.
Fernandez and Derrick lead Team USA to a fifth place finish as Kenya wins the team competition.
Kathy Newberry (5:59), Julie Culley (6:00), and Rebecca Donaghue (6:02) lead the US women in 23rd, 25th, and 32nd places respectively through lap one. The leaders complete the first lap in 5:52.
After two laps, a pack of five, which includes 3 Kenyans, an Ethiopian, and a New Zealander, lead the way in 12:36. Culley (12:56), Newberry (12:59), and Donaghue (12:59) are still together in 28th, 29th, and 32nd respectively.
Two Ethiopians and a Kenyan lead through 3 laps in 18:58. Culley moves in 23rd-place completing three laps in 19:58. As Dongahue (20:08) and Newberry (20:10) are still together in 32nd and 33rd.
Kenyan Florence Jebet Kiplagat wins in 26:13. Culley finishes 21st in 28:08 to lead Team USA. Delilah DiCrescenzo (28:34) finishes in 33rd, Donaghue (28:37) in 36th, and Newberry (28:50) in 40th to complete the scoring for Team USA.
Team USA finishes in fifth place as Kenya wins the team competition.
Max King, Brett Gotcher, Robert Curtis, and Ed Moran lead the US in 33rd, 38th, 48th, and 64th places respectively in a tight pack where 6 seconds separate the first seventy places.
A pack of seven leads through 2 laps in 11:15 while Curtis (45th), King (46th), Moran (51st), and Gotcher(53rd) lead the American charge as they sit 7- and 9-seconds behind the leaders.
Curtis (17:25) moves up to 37th place after 3 laps while Moran (17:31) and King (17:33) are in 44th and 45th. The top 6, consisting of 3 Kenyans, 2 Eriteans, and an Ethiopian, completed 3 circuits in 16:58.
The lead pack has grown to 10 as they complete 4 laps in 22:43. Curtis (23:32) moves up one spot to 36th. King (23:43), Ryan Vail (23:48), and Moran (23:52) round out the top 4 Americans in 44th, 47th, and 54th respectively.
After 5 laps, the lead pack of 12 goes through in 28:38. Curtis (29:52)leads the American charge in 39th with Vail (29:54) and King (29:54) in 44th and 45th. Moran (30:15) is in 57th.
Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam (Ethiopia) wins in 35:02. Vail (36:54) makes a big charge on the last lap to be the top American in 33rd. Curtis runs 37:00 to finish in 37th, while King (37:05) and Edwardo Torress (37:38) round out the scoring for the US in 40th and 58th respectively.
Kenya wins their third team title of the day as the US finishes in 8th place.
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