Kenyan Runners Huddle At Cape Elizabeth 10K Finish Line And Decide To Act Winded Until The Wazungu Show Up

Cape Elizabeth Beach to Beacon road race - Maine news

Cape Elizabeth Beach to Beacon road race - Maine newsCAPE ELIZABETH, Maine — To some it might have looked like an act of gamesmanship. But to Stanley Biwott, it was merely an act of friendship to pass a cup of water handed to him by a race volunteer to fellow Kenyan Stephen Kipkosgei-Kibet as the two battled for the lead five miles into the 15th annual Beach to Beacon 10K road race Saturday morning. “He is a friend and he said he needed some water,” said Biwott, “but he was on the other side of the water so I gave him the water.” The drink may have helped Kipkosgei-Kibet momentarily, but it was the 26-year-old Biwott who took charge late in the race to win with a time of 27 minutes, 59.3 seconds, 2.3 seconds ahead of his occasional training partner. Biwott, who earlier this year set a course record of 2:05:11 at the Paris Marathon, used that endurance not only to emerge from a modest pack of elite runners but to overcome warm, humid race conditions. “I started marathoning in 2006,” he said. “I had the endurance. These races give me more speed.” (read more at BangorDailyNews)