August 01, 2015

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (AP) Stephen Kosgei Kibet of Kenya and Wude Ayalew of Ethiopia raced to victories Saturday in the Maine 10K road race founded by Olympic hero Joan Benoit Samuelson.

More than 6,000 TD Beach to Beacon runners enjoyed sunny weather on a coastal course that began at Crescent Beach State Park and ended at the Portland Head Light.

Kibet finished in 28 minutes, 28 seconds in the men's division. Ayalew was the top woman to finish at 31:56.

Samuelson, winner of the first Olympic women's marathon in 1984, founded the TD Beach to Beacon in 1998 as a way to give back to her home state of Maine. Runners were competing for more than $90,000 in prize money.

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