Kathryn Scott Osler, The Denver Post
Isaac Mukundi of Kenya crosses the finish line first in the men’s competition. The Kenyans defeated the U.S. by three points Monday at the Bolder Boulder.
Kenyan men’s team edges U.S. in Bolder Boulder
BOULDER — Just a few hundred yards from Folsom Field at Monday’s Bolder Boulder 10K, Kenya’s Isaac Mukundi and Ethiopia’s Terefe Debela were running shoulder to shoulder, stride for stride.
It appeared a sprint finish was all but certain. But on the final hill headed into the stadium, Mukundi powered away from Debela and never looked back, entering the stadium to the roar familiar to so many Bolder Boulder elite finishers.
“I felt good. It was a bit tough,” Mukundi told The Denver Post after finishing in 29 minutes, 12.14 seconds. “We ran together, but I had to run my pace. The guys were moving well, not like last year. Last year was a bit tough.”READ MORE