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Crescent City Classic
DateSaturday before Easter
Location New Orleans, Louisiana United States
Event typeRoad
Distance10 kilometers (6.2 mi)
Primary sponsor Allstate Sugar Bowl [1]
Established1979
Course recordsM: 27:10 (2002)
Kenya Sammy Kipketer
F: 30:27 (2005)
Kenya Isabella Ochichi
Official site www.ccc10k.com

The Crescent City Classic is an annual 10-kilometer race held in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. [2] Mac DeVaughn founded the Classic and held the first race in 1979. [3] The race was originally held in the Fall, but the race is now held the Saturday before Easter. [4]

Course

The current course is a point to point course that starts downtown in the Central Business District by the Superdome, following city streets ( Poydras Street, Peters Street, Decatur Street, Esplanade Avenue, City Park Avenue) and into City Park, where the official finish line is located on Roosevelt Mall, alongside Tad Gormley Stadium. [5]

Past winners

Key:   Course record    USATF Men's 10K championships [6]

Edition Year Men's winner Time ( m: s) Women's winner Time ( m: s)
1st 1979   Frank Shorter ( USA) 29:47   Alicia Reese ( USA) 37:40
2nd 1980   Craig Virgin ( USA) 28:36   Patti Catalano ( USA) 34:41
3rd 1981   Michael Musyoki ( KEN) 27:55   Patti Catalano ( USA) 32:09
4th 1982   Michael Musyoki ( KEN) 27:49   Mary Slaney ( USA) 32:51
5th 1983   Gidamis Shahanga ( TAN) 28:21   Wendy Sly ( ENG) 31:29
6th 1984   Marcus Nenow ( USA) 27:23   Mary O'Connor ( NZL) 32:29
7th 1985   Carlos Lopes ( POR) 28:17   Wendy Sly ( ENG) 32:14
8th 1986   Arturo Barrios ( MEX) 28:16   Lisa Ondieki ( AUS) 32:18
9th 1987   John Treacy ( IRL) 27:59   Teresa Ornduff ( USA) 31:55
10th 1988   Matthews Motshwarateu ( BOT) 27:54   Lynn Nelson ( USA) 32:14
11th 1989   Arturo Barrios ( MEX) 27:50   Sylvia Mosqueda ( USA) 32:32
12th 1990   Gidamis Shahanga ( TAN) 28:37   Judi St. Hilaire ( USA) 31:54
13th 1991   John Treacy ( IRL) 29:08   Judi St. Hilaire ( USA) 32:34
14th 1992   Dominic Kirui ( KEN) 27:46   Judi St. Hilaire ( USA) 32:21
15th 1993   Philemon Hanneck ( ZIM) 27:45   Judi St. Hilaire ( USA) 31:56
16th 1994   William Sigei ( KEN) 27:24   Judi St. Hilaire ( USA) 32:26
17th 1995   Keith Brantly ( USA) 29:12   Delilah Asiago ( KEN) 33:02
18th 1996   Matt Giusto ( USA) 27:58   Catherine Ndereba ( KEN) 32:26
19th 1997   Todd Williams ( USA) 28:50   Paula Radcliffe ( ENG) 31:47
20th 1998   Simon Rono ( KEN) 27:27   Jane Omoro ( KEN) 31:28
21st 1999   Joshua Chelanga ( KEN) 27:45   Jane Ngotho ( KEN) 32:15
22nd 2000   James Kosgei ( KEN) 27:37   Colleen De Reuck ( RSA) 31:58
23rd 2001   James Kosgei ( KEN) 28:31   Elana Meyer ( RSA) 32:07
24th 2002   Sammy Kipketer ( KEN) 27:10   Lornah Kiplagat ( KEN) 31:45
25th 2003   John Korir ( KEN) 28:14   Isabella Ochichi ( KEN) 31:23
26th 2004   Nelson Kiplagat ( KEN) 28:24   Isabella Ochichi ( KEN) 31:36
27th 2005   Sammy Kipketer ( KEN) 27:47   Isabella Ochichi ( KEN) 30:27
28th 2006   Gilbert Okari ( KEN) 27:49   Isabella Ochichi ( KEN) 30:54
29th 2007   George Kirwa ( KEN) 28:15   Teyba Erkesso ( ETH) 32:08
30th 2008   Moses Kigen ( KEN) 27:44   Genoveva Kigen ( KEN) 32:11
31st 2009   Mark Kiptoo ( KEN) 28:18   Lineth Chepkurui ( KEN) 32:24
32nd 2010   Tilahun Regassa ( ETH) 28:05   Lineth Chepkurui ( KEN) 30:45
33rd 2011   Belete Assefa ( ETH) 28:14   Wude Ayalew ( ETH) 31:36
34th 2012   Solomon Deksisa ( ETH) 28:14   Genoveva Kigen ( KEN) 32:18
35th 2013   Isiah Koech ( KEN) 27:32   Alice Kimutai ( KEN) 31:51
36th 2014   Leonard Komon ( KEN) 27:44   Risper Gesabwa ( KEN) 31:43
37th 2015   John Muritu ( KEN) 28:56   Hiwot Ayalew ( ETH) 31:55
38th 2016   John Muritu ( KEN) 28:02   Buze Diriba ( ETH) 31:57
39th 2017   Jake Robertson ( NZL) 27:55   Mamitu Daska ( ETH) 32:19

Source: [7]

Wins by country

Country Men's race Women's race Total
  Kenya 20 15 35
  United States 6 12 18
  Ethiopia 3 5 8
  England 0 3 3
  Ireland 2 0 2
  Mexico 2 0 2
  New Zealand 1 1 2
  South Africa 0 2 2
  Tanzania 2 0 2
  Australia 0 1 1
  Botswana 0 1 1
  Portugal 1 0 1
  Zimbabwe 1 0 1

Festival

A concurrent festival begins as the first runners pass the finish line. The festival which includes a concert, food and beverages is held in City Park.

See also

References

  1. ^ "New Title Sponsor". Crescent City Classic 10K. Crescent City Fitness Foundation. 13 November 2012. Archived from the original on 22 May 2013. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Crescent City Classic 10K". Crescent City Fitness Foundation. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  3. ^ http://www.nola.com/300/2017/04/crescent_city_classic_history.html
  4. ^ "Crescent City Classic". New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Crescent City Classic Course Map" (pdf). Crescent City Fitness Foundation. 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
  6. ^ "USA 10 km Champions Men". USA Track & Field. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
  7. ^ Post, Marty; Gary Gomez (1 April 2013). "Crescent City Classic 10 km". Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved 27 March 2014.

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