2018 EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler Attracts Top Athletes from Around the World

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Full professional athlete field announced for sixth edition of Pittsburgh’s fall classic on Nov. 4

The EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler will return to the streets of the Steel City on Sunday, Nov. 4. A deep field of top American and international professional athletes will compete for a $26,200 guaranteed prize purse, including a $4,000 prize for each race champion. A breakdown of the prize purse is below:
 
  • Open Prize Purse: $4000, $2500, $1500, $1000, $750, $500, $250
  • U.S. Prize Money: $1000, $750, $500, $250, $100
Now in its sixth year, Pittsburgh’s favorite fall road race continues to showcase some of the world’s best road runners each year. More than 4,000 participants from ages seven years old to 77 years old from 32 states are expected to toe the start line alongside world-class athletes such as Kellyn Taylor, who recently became the 7th fastest U.S. women's marathoner of all time, and 8K world record holder Stephen Sambu from Kenya.
 
On the women’s side, Taylor will compete against runners such as Ethiopian Gotytom Gebreslase and Kenyan Monicah Ngige, who finished in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively, at the 2017 EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler. In the men’s field, Sambu will face stiff competition in his Pittsburgh debut. Defending champion Panuel Mkungo, fellow Kenyan Dominic Korir and local running star Jim Spisak are just a few of the runners who will make up the men’s field. 
 
See below for the full professional athlete fields for the 2018 EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler.

Men’s Field

Name

Country

Affiliation

Personal Best

Panuel Mkungo

KEN

Altra Running

47:02

Stephen Sambu

KEN

NIKE

45:29

Dominic Korir

KEN

Unattached

46:45

Jim Spisak

USA

Unattached

46:59

Eliud Ngetich

KEN

Unattached

47:02

Aaron Nelson

USA

Reebok ZAP Fitness

28:38.74*

Josh Izewski

USA

Reebok ZAP Fitness

47:26

Haron Lagat

USA

U.S. Army WCAP

47:40

Martin Hehir

USA

Reebok Running

47:48

James Ngandu

KEN

Unattached

28:45.96*

Joe Stilin

USA

Reebok ZAP Fitness

28:48.32*

Mark Leininger

USA

New York Athletic Club

48:22

Matt Welch

USA

JBAC

29:15.00*

Boniface Kongin

KEN

Unattached

48:27

Colin Leak

USA

Philadelphia Runner TC

48:46

 

Women’s Field

Name

Country

Affiliation

Personal Best

Gotytom Gebreslase

ETH

adidas

52:16

Monicah Ngige

KEN

NIKE

52:24

Kellyn Taylor

USA

HOKA ONE ONE NAZ Elite

31:40.70*

Rochelle Kanuho

USA

Unattached

32:08.76*

Birtukan Alemu

ETH

Unattached

32:45*

Joanna Thompson

USA

Reebok ZAP Fitness

33:07*

Maegan Krifchin

USA

Mizuno

55:01

Lexi Zeis

USA

Roots Running Project

33:43*

Grace Kahura

KEN

Unattached

34:02*

Susan Tanui

USA

U.S. Army WCAP

56:50

Bria Wetsch

USA

Boulder Track Club

58:33

Jennifer Paul

USA

Unattached

59:54

Vicoty Chepngeno

KEN

Unattached

53:59

Margaret Wangari

KEN

Unattached

31:05*

Samantha Bower

USA

NYAC

35:31*


American runners are eligible to receive both top finishers and top U.S. finishers cash prizes. Part of the $26,200 guaranteed prize purse includes $5,200 in American-only prize money as part of P3R’s American Development Program. Launched in 2014, the program offers a competitive prize purse and unique community engagement opportunities, making Pittsburgh a top destination for elite American runners. 
 
For additional elite athlete updates, visit www.Pittsburgh10Miler.org or follow along on Twitter at @PGH10Miler and Facebook at @Pgh10Miler.
 
About Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R)
P3R is a nonprofit organization that is passionate about promoting a love of running and enhancing community access to health & fitness education and activities. Best known for organizing the acclaimed annual DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, we also manage a variety of other high-quality races, events, and health and fitness programs throughout the Pittsburgh region. While many of our races attract some of the nation’s highest-profile professional athletes, we offer activities for all ages and ability levels. The only criterion for participation is a desire to be happy, healthy and active! Read more at: P3R.org
 
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About the EQT Foundation
The EQT Foundation was established by EQT Corporation, the top natural gas producer in the country, and is committed to the social and economic vitality of our operating regions. The EQT Foundation believes in meaningful engagement with the communities it calls home, and takes great pride in the role as both a responsible and responsive corporate citizen. The EQT Foundation has developed strong partnerships with a variety of nonprofit organizations to enrich the diversity and viability of our communities, sustain the principles of continuous learning, and focus on environmental protection efforts. Read more at: www.eqt.com/our-communities/eqt-foundation

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