A record was broken at the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run in Washington DC on Sunday, April 7!
Stanley Kebenei of Colorado Springs is the official record holder for the fastest 10-mile-run by an American. He completed the course in 46 minutes flat, which is 13 seconds faster than the previous record set in 1983 (ironically also completed at the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run)! Kebenei came close to breaking the record in 2017 but did not participate in 2018 due to an Achilles injury.
While Kebenei finished fourth overall behind Jemal Yimer, of Ethiopia (45:36); Josphat Tanui, of Kenya (45:38); and Edwin Kibichiy, of Kenya (45:58), the American was gifted a total of $16,500 for his achievement. $1,500 was awarded for finishing in fourth, $5,000 was awarded for being the first American to cross the finish line and $10,000 was awarded for breaking the previous record according to WJLA.