Elites – Male

Mo'ath Alkhawaldeh
USA 25 km Open Championship
Age 33, Washington DC - Elite marathoner and Head Coach of Princeton University Running Club, and works for Princeton University as a Financial Manager. Mo’ath was also a recipient of the 2017 Athletes in Excellence Award of the Foundation for Global Sports Development and was selected for “50 Most Influential People” in Running, by Runner’s World. Mo’ath currently trains with Coach Ryan Hall.
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Sam Chelenga
USA 25 km Open Championship
Age 36, Colorado Springs, CO - Husband and father of three boys. 1st Lieutenant at the US Army. NCAA 10,000m record holder. 6 USATF Champion.
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Brendan Gregg
USA 25 km Open Championship
Age 32, Davis, CA - 2nd place finisher at this year's USATF 10k Road Championships, lives in Vermont and trains with and is coached by Ben True. He was born in San Francisco and went to college at the University of Washington in Seattle. Other recent results include a 6th place finish at the 2021 Falmouth Road Race and a 6th place finish at the 2021 USATF 20k Road Championships.
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Eric Hammer
USA 25 km Open Championship
Age 24, Jamaica Plain, MA - I am from Fort Collins Colorado where I just graduated from Colorado State University. I signed with the Boston Athletic Association back in August and this is my first race as a professional as well as the longest race to date that I have completed in.
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Nick Hauger
USA 25 km Open Championship
Age 24, Flagstaff, AZ - USA Record Holder – 1 hour on the track (19,940 meters, 2020)
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Dylan Hemandez
USA 25 km Open Championship
Age 27, North Bethesda, MD - Dylan competes for the Georgetown Running Club in Washington, D.C. sponsored by Pacers Running and New Balance. Dylan grew up in Wichita, KS and is happy to be back racing in his native Midwest. In January, he will be competing in the Chevron Houston Marathon via qualification for its Athlete Development Program.
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Fred Huxham
USA 25 km Open Championship
Age 25, Norwich, VT - 2nd place finisher at this year's USATF 10k Road Championships, lives in Vermont and trains with and is coached by Ben True. He was born in San Francisco and went to college at the University of Washington in Seattle. Other recent results include a 6th place finish at the 2021 Falmouth Road Race and a 6th place finish at the 2021 USATF 20k Road Championships.
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Japhet Kipkoech
USA 25 km Open Championship
Age 30, Louisville, KY - From: Kentucky uofl Grad
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Lawi Lalang
USA 25 km Open Championship
Age 30, Colorado Springs, CO - 10,000m Pan American bronze medalists 2019 army 10 miler champion 8 times ncaa D1 champion
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Haron Lagat
USA 25 km Open Championship
Age 39, Colorado Springs, CO -3:52 miler 8:15 steeplechase Second in 2018 20k and 10km champs 61:01;01 half marathon Texas Tech university alumni
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Jason Lynch
USA 25 km Open Championship
Age 30, Kaysville, UT -Competed in cross country and track and field for Utah Valley University PRs include 5k: 14:04, 10k: 29:07, Half Marathon: 1:02:51, Marathon 2:17:31 65th at the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials
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Alex Monroe
USA 25 km Open Championship
Age 29, Superior, CO - 1:01:50 Half Marathon (2020)
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Will Nation
USA 25 km Open Championship
Age 29, Austin TX -Will is a two-time US Marathon Trials qualifier and has three top 10 finishes at the USATF 25K Championships. This will be Will's 5th time running at the Amway River Bank Run. He currently lives and trains in Austin, TX and works full-time as a software developer for FantasyPros.
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Biya Simbassa
USA 25 km Open Championship
Age 28, Flagstaff, AZ - 29:18 - 2020 and 2021 Gate River – Runner Up. 5000m PB of 13:19.12 (2021) and 10,000m PB of 27:45.78 (2017)
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Jacob Thomson
USA 25 km Open Championship
Age 26, Flagstaff, AZ - PRs: 3:57, 7:50, 13:28, 27:57 2021 Olympic Trials 10K, 17th 2021 USATF 20K, 8th 2020 USATF 15K, 6th 2018 USA Championships 5000m, 10th 2019 USA Championships 5000m, 11th 2018 NCAA Championships 10000m, 6th 2018 NCAA Championships 5000m, 7th 2016 NCAA Championships 10000m, 6th
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Fermin Villagran
USA 25 km Open Championship
Age 28, Chandler, AZ - First USA Championship road race
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Futsum Zienasellasie
USA 25 km Open Championship
Age 28, Flagstaff, AZ - 5000m PB of 13:34.84 (2017). Team USA World Half Marathon selection (2020)
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Wilson Chemweno
25K Masters
Age 43, Davenport, IA - Two-time defending champion and course record holder, Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon, 2018 Debut race, and in 2019 course record of 2:18:11. Past Masters Champion, Amway Riverbank Run, 25K.
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Jim Lanciaux
25K Masters
Age 59, Fremont MI - First ran Riverbank Run in 1983 38 consecutive years racing in the River Bank Run 25K competition. 3-time Masters award prize winner. 5-time age group winner.
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Sam Skeels
25K Master
Age 43, Adrian, MI - Rabbit Elite and 361usa Athlete *2021 Lighthouse 100 Champion, Course Record, and FKT for 100 miles in the State of Michigan *2020 Team USA Global 6 Hour Solidary Run *2020 Ultra X Virtual Race World Series Grand Final Champion *2019 USATF 100 Mile Road and Trail - Masters National Champion. Jackpot 100 and Brazos Bend 100 *Marathon PR in 2019 - 2:30.51 @ Detroit Free Press at age 41 *2019 5k PR in 2019 - 15:26 @ ERace Stigma at age 41
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Alex Wilson
5K / 10K Combo
Age 29. West Bloomfield, MI - graduated from Michigan State in 2015. Was a 4 year varsity award winner. Ran post collegiately for Playmakers Elite and Hanson-Brooks ODP. PR's 5k - 14:11 10k - 29:27 Half Marathon - 1:07 Marathon - 2:22
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Andrew Benkovsky
5K / 10K Combo
Age 28, Nashville, MI
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Owen Anderson
10K
Age , Lansing MI
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Daniel Soto
10K
Age 24. Rochester Hills, MI - Hansons-Brooks ODP member. A recent graduate of the University of Iowa.
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