2015 New Haven Road Race and USATF 20K Championship

The New Haven Road Race, a Labor Day tradition in New Haven, Conn., features some of the fastest 5K and 20K races in the country. In 2015, the 20K once again doubled as a U.S. national championship race, attracting a star-studded American field that included Dathan Ritzenhein, Jared Ward, Sam Chelanga and Fernando Cabada on the men’s side, and Molly Huddle, Blake Russell, Neely Spence-Gracey and Janet Bawcom on the women’s side.

The big winners were Ward (59:24), who outlasted a tight pack of five and beat Chelanga by one second; and Huddle, who bounced back after a disappointing fourth place finish in the 10,000-meter run at the recent IAAF World Championships by cruising to the women’s 20K title in 1:06:26, nearly a minute ahead of Bawcom. (Results can be found at this link.)

Here are photos from the race, taken by Kevin Morris:

New Haven Road Race, USATF 20K Road Championship
New Haven Road Race, USATF 20K Road Championship
New Haven Road Race, USATF 20K Road Championship
New Haven Road Race, USATF 20K Road Championship
New Haven Road Race, USATF 20K Road Championship
New Haven Road Race, USATF 20K Road Championship
New Haven Road Race, USATF 20K Road Championship
New Haven Road Race, USATF 20K Road Championship
New Haven Road Race, USATF 20K Road Championship
New Haven Road Race, USATF 20K Road Championship
New Haven Road Race, USATF 20K Road Championship
New Haven Road Race, USATF 20K Road Championship
New Haven Road Race, USATF 20K Road Championship

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