The USATF 15 kilometer Championships will begin on Saturday morning in Jacksonville, featuring top runners such as Emily Sisson, Jacob Thomson, Hillary Bor, and Erika Kemp. You can watch the event live on USATF.TV.
Where To Watch and Follow The USATF 15 kilometer Championships?
The USATF 15 km Championships are the third stop on the 2023 USATF Running Circuit and fans in the United States and across the globe can watch the broadcast using their favorite devices as the event will be streamed live on USATF.TV –beginning at 7:45 a.m. ET.
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USATF 15 kilometer Championships – Women To Watch?
American Marathon record holder Emily Sisson and reigning USATF Half Marathon champion Jacob Thomson will lead talented fields Saturday morning.
Sisson, who set a new American half marathon record with a 1:06:52 performance at the Aramco Houston Half Marathon, is the favorite to win the women’s race, but she is expected to be well challenged, by the likes of Erika Kemp, Annie Frisbie, and Emma Hurley.
Kemp enters as the 2019 USATF 15 km champion, Annie Frisbie is seeking to continue building on a strong showing in the 2022 USATF Running Circuit season, and Hurley is looking to improve on her fifth-place finish at the USATF 10 km Championships.
In addition to the top contenders, there are several other women to watch at the USATF 15 km Championships in Jacksonville. Bridget Lyons Belyeu, who finished fifth at the 2019 edition of the championships, as well as Bria Wetsch, who placed ninth in 2022.
Keep an eye out also for Dakotah Lindwurm, the winner of last year’s Grandma’s Marathon and bronze medalist at the USATF 25 km Championships, plus an experienced runner in Allie Ostrander.
USATF 15 kilometer Championships – Top Men To Watch?
In the men’s race, Jacob Thomson will be returning to racing just six days after winning his first USATF title at the USATF Half Marathon Championships.
Thomson, who sprinted away from the field in the final quarter mile, is feeling confident heading into Saturday’s race, and he will need to be at his best again when he faces the likes of Olympians Hillary Bor and Leonard Korir.
Korir finished second at the USATF Half Marathon Championships last weekend and was the runner-up at the 2022 USATF 15 km Championships, where he edged Bor for second place by a second.
He is also a three-time USATF 15 km champion, having won the title from 2017 to 2019. Korir’s familiarity with the course in Jacksonville will give him an advantage, and he will be looking to improve on last weekend’s performance by finishing in first place.