Top seeds in National 15K Championship

Published On: Mar 14 2014 03:11:00 PM EDT

Women

2014 Gate women’s field features four Olympians and two former River Run champions.

Janet Cherobon-Bawcom – Rome, Ga.
• 2 time defending Gate River Run champ (2012 and 2013)
• 2012 Olympian at 10,000 meters
• 2012 US Road Circuit Champion
• Ran 3 US Championships on the road in 2013 and won them all

Shalane Flanagan – Portland, Oregan
• Bronze Medalist at 2008 Olympics in Beijing
• Won US Olympic Trials Marathon and placed 10th in London Olympic Marathon
• American Record Holder at 10,000 meters
• 2nd fastest all-time American at 5,000 meters
• 68:31 best for half-marathon and 2:25:38 marathon

Amy Hastings – Providence, R.I.
• 2012 US Champ and Olympian at 10,000 meters
• Placed 4th in 2012 Olympic Trials Marathon
• NCAA Champ at 5,000 meters at Arizona State

Jen Rhines – Boston, Mass.
• 4 –time Olympian (2000, 2004, 2008)
• 2-time Gate River Run champ (1998 and 2011)

Alisha Williams – Boulder Springs, Colo.
• 2nd in 2013 Gate River Run

Amy Van Alstine – Flagstaff, Ariz.
• 2014 US Cross-Country Champion

Men

2014 Gate field includes last year's River Run champion:

Ben True – Hanover, N.H.
• 2013 Gate River Run defending champ
• Placed 2nd in 2011 Gate River Run
• 2011 US Road Circuit champion
• 4th in the US at both 5,000 and 10,000 meters in 2013
• 6th in World Cross-Country Championships in 2013 (highest American finish in 20 years)

Chris Derrick – Portland, Oregan
• 2013 and 2014 US Cross-Country Champ
• 13-time All-American at Stanford
• 4th in Olympic Trials at10,000 meters (just missing team)
• Gate will be his first professional road race

Bobby Curtis – Detroit
• 2nd in 2013 Gate River Run
• NCAA Champ at 5,000 meters at Villanova
• Fastest 10,000 meter runner in the field (27:24)

Shadrack Biwott – Sacramento, Calif.
• Originally from Kenya
• 2013 US Road Circuit Champion
• 3rd in US Marathon Championships in 2013
• Fastest Half-marathoner in the field (27:24)

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