Kiprono, Goodman win 41st Annual Bellin Run

A new champion was crowned on the women's side of the 2017 Bellin Run, with Rhode Island resident Kaitlin Gregg-Goodman taking the top honors (34:35).

GREEN BAY - A record-tying run and a new champion highlighted the 41st edition of the annual Bellin Run.

Allan Kiprono blazing the trail on the men's side, his time of 29:11 more than a minute faster than the field.

The Kenya native is just the third runner to win the event five times. Green Bay's Armando Torres recorded the best local time of 32:08 to finish seventh.

A new champion was crowned on the women's side, with Rhode Island resident Kaitlin Gregg-Goodman taking the top honors.

Last year's runner up was two minutes ahead of the field at 34:35. Oshkosh's Laura Schmitz placed sixth with a time of 39:23.

For these top talents, there's nothing like being the first to crossing that finish line.

"It was absolutely my goal, last year I was second," Gregg-Goodman said. "I was chasing the women's winner and couldn't catch her so I had some unfinished business to come back this year and definitely want to get the win.

"Its really fun to cross the finish line first, doesn't happen every day, really tried to savor it the last mile and have some fun out there."

"Bellin is a nice place," Kiprono said. "I like Bellin. A lot of people cheering me on all the way, giving me a lot of energy. I try to keep running faster and faster."

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