Falmouth 2015: The Top Men

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Falmouth Road Race 8.16.15 Navas Sambu

Sambu breaking the tape, courtesy of Joe Navas.

Stephen Sambu is your 2015 Falmouth Road Race champ after winning a thrilling victory in 32:17. There was a whole chase pack right on his heels as the top four all finished in a span of four seconds.

Micah Kogo was next in 32:19, followed by Leonard Korir in 32:20, and Sam Chelanga in 32:21. Chelanga just recently attained his US citizenship so that made him the top American in Falmouth. Big congrats to Sam on that!

Like the women’s results, there were many top local runners embedded high up in the results:

Falmouth Road Race 8.16.15 results top men
More specifically you can see the top men from MA here:

There are other names with local roots high up in the results that we should point out here. Zach Hine may be living out in CO right now but he hails from Western Mass. Zach ran a 34:58 and finished 12th overall. Chris Stadler (VT) ran a 35:36, finished 14th overall, and beat all the boys from MA on that lists above. Jordan Donnelly is listed as the 10th MA finisher, and although he resides in MA and typically gets classified as an American in results, he really is a UK runner. So we should give a nod to Kevin Quadrozzi as the 10th MA runner here. Quad ran a 38:04 and finished just behind Jordan, in 29th place.

Falmouth Road Race 8.16.15 Navas Duncan

Duncan’s in the zone! Courtesy of Joe Navas.

Eric Ashe just missed out on getting the 10th American spot in the race. Ashe placed 11th, only 14 seconds behind Bo Waggoner. As a consolation, Ashe beat out McDonald for honors of the top Eric in the race. Ashe ran a 35:55 to McDonald’s 35:59.

Meb earned the top masters spot in 34:01, placing 10th overall. Yet another really impressive race from the Ageless One. Other notable masters performances came from locals: Chris Magill, RI, was the 2nd masters runner in 39:57 (65th overall) followed by top senior Spyros Barres out of CT (40:27, 1st senior and 70th overall).

As we did with the women’s race, photographer extraordinaire Joe Navas was on the lead truck and got some amazing shots of the race. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Falmouth Road Race 8.16.15 Navas Shorter II
  • Falmouth Road Race 8.16.15 Navas Sambu II
  • Falmouth Road Race 8.16.15 Navas Meb
  • Falmouth Road Race 8.16.15 Navas Derrick
  • Falmouth Road Race 8.16.15 Navas Abdi

Find some more great shots by Joe here on his Facebook album, and be sure to check out his other work at Organic Photography. Before we leave you, here’s another amazing shot. One that reminds us that the greats pull their singlets on the same way we do:

Falmouth Road Race 8.16.15 Navas Shorter

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