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by Charlie Ban October 9, 2017 at 5:55 pm 0

Photo: Dustin Whitlow/DWhit Photography

Army Ten-Miler winner Haron Lagat (2) bides his time behind Lucas Stalnaker past the four-mile mark. Behind Lagat, right to left, are Samuel Kosgei, Clinton Cahill, Robert Cheseret, Shadrack Kipchirchir and Leonard Korir. Photo: Dustin Whitlow/DWhit Photography

Two recent additions to the Army’s World Class Athlete Program won the Army Ten-Miler on a muggy day that felt more like July. Haron Lagat and Susan Tanui, both natives of Kenya and U.S. Army specialists, have benefited from more structured training environments, and it showed Sunday. Conditions were bad enough that after 10:08 a.m., the race rerouted runners near the Department of Agriculture to cut a mile off of the course and soon after stopped recording finishing times. Roughly 24,723 runners crossed the finish line, though race representatives have not quantified the nine- and 10-mile finisher totals. 

Race representatives have also not responded to inquiries about the number of runners given medical attention during the race.

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