The Bolder BOULDER 10K, held on Memorial Day, witnessed Conner Mantz and Emily Durgin, both Americans, triumphing in the men’s and women’s Elite races, respectively. Here are the team challenge scores and prize money details for the elite race.
Conner Mantz completed the course in a solid time of 29:08, making him only the sixth American citizen to win the International Invitational Pro race since 1984. In the women’s International Invitational Pro race, Emily Durgin secured victory with a time of 33:25. These wins marked the first Bolder BOULDER victories for both athletes.
For her dominating performance, Emily Durgin received a prize of $8000 for winning the women’s category. Daisy Kimeli of Kenya earned $5000 for her second-place finish, while Carrie Verdon from the USA claimed $3000 for finishing third. Ednah Kurgat secured fourth place and received $2000, while Maggie Montoya earned $1500 for her fifth-place finish. Neeley Gracey finished sixth and collected $1000.
Two-time NCAA cross country champion Mantz received a prize of $8000 for his impressive victory in the men’s race. Alex Masai from Kenya took home $5000 for second place, and Teshome Mekonnen of the USA finished third, earning $3000.
Joseph Panga of Tanzania claimed fourth place and received $2000, while Wesley Kiptoo of Kenya earned $1500. Edward Cheserek, also from Kenya, secured sixth place and won $1000.
In the women’s team challenge competition, Kenya emerged as the winner of the Bolder BOULDER 10K International Invitational Pro with a three-runner team that scored 13 points and won a standard reward of $3000.
The USA finished second with 18 points but received $8250 after receiving a bonus for being the first USA team across the line. Another USA team finished third with 22 points and earned $4500.
Tanzania finished fourth with 33 points, while Mexico (36 points) and Great Britain (49 points) did not receive any prize money.
In the women’s team competition, the Colorado Team USA secured first place with 14 points, earning $9000, along with a bonus of $6000. Another USA team finished second with 17 points, receiving $5250. Kenya secured third place, earning $1500. Mexico (31 points) and Colombia (37 points) finished fourth and fifth, respectively, without receiving any prize money.
Bolder BOULDER Elite Team Challenge and Money Prize
International Women’s Team Challenge
- USA of Colorado, 14 points ($9000)
- USA, 17 ($5250)
- Kenya, 21 ($1500)
- Mexico, 31 ($0)
- Colombia, 37 ($0).
International Men’s Team Challenge
- Kenya, 13 points ($3000)
- Team USA Two 18 points ($8250)
- USA 1, 22 ($4500)
- Tanzania, 33 ($0)
- Mexico, 36 ($0)
- Great Britain, 49 ($0).