by Charlie Ban April 7, 2019 at 3:42 pm 0

Stanley Kebenei reacts to breaking the American 10 mile record at the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile. Photos: Dustin Whitlow

Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile

April 7, 2018 – Washington, D.C

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Photos by Dustin Whitlow

Photos by Charlie Ban

Stanley Kebenei could pick from a few comeback stories on his way to setting the American record at the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile. A year ago, he was sitting at home nursing an Achilles tendon injury that left him in despair. A week ago, he had just run a miserable race for the world cross country championships. But none of that mattered when he crossed the line Sunday in 46:00, breaking Greg Myer’s 1983 record of 46:13, also run at Cherry Blossom.

“It’s a dream come true,” Kebenei said. “You should never lose hope.”

Note: Five days later. race officials announced that due to a misplaced set of cones marking the course, the race distance was 9.96 miles and ineligible for records.

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