Ritchie Showcases His Talent Downtown

23 SEP 2013
Ritchie Showcases His Talent Downtown
Tim Ritchie continued to impress when he brought his talent downtown, adding another top ten finish at a USATF Long Distance Running LDR National Championship. Ritchie placed 6th overall in the 5k race which was hosted by the CVS Caremark Downtown 5k on Sunday, September 22, 2013 in Providence, RI. In addition, he solidified his standing in the top ten in the 2013 U.S.A. Road Circuit (USARC).

The USARC is a USA Track & Field road series featuring USA championships from one mile through the marathon. The mission of the USARC is to showcase, support and promote U.S. runners. The 2013 series will conclude this fall with the US National Road Racing Championships on November 17 in Alexandria, Virginia. The top ten finishers at each race on the circuit qualify to compete in the .US National Road Racing Championships. In addition to the 5k, Ritchie has placed in the top ten at the 15k, half-marathon and 20k championships. His performance at the 5k championship earned him seven points in the standings and bumped him from ninth overall to sixth place with 22 points, only five points out of fourth.

USARC STANDINGS as of 9/22/13:
1. Matt Tegenkamp (60)
2. Mo Trafeh (33)
3. Shadrack Biwott (32)
4. Abdi Abdirahman (27)
5. Josphat Boit (26)
6. Tim Ritchie (22)
7. Ben True (21)
8. Bobby Curtis (19)
9. Meb Keflezighi (18)
T10. Chris Derrick , Ryan Vail, Garrett Heath, Andrew Bumbalough (15)

For current standings click here.

For more information on the season-ending race visit the event website.

For complete results of the CVS Caremark Downtown 5k, visit the event website.

B.A.A. Moment 2

1935 John A. Kelley

Born in West Medford, Massachusetts as one of ten children, Kelley ran track and cross-country at Arlington High School in Massachusetts. He did not finish his first Boston Marathon in 1928, but eventually competed in a record 61 Boston Marathons. A legend of the marathon, Kelley won the 1935 and 1945 runnings of the Boston Marathon. He finished in second place at Boston a record seven times. Between 1934 to 1950, he finished in the top five 15 times at Boston, consistently running in the 2:30s. He ran his last full marathon at Boston in 1992 at the age of 84, his 61st start and 58th finish there.