Nov. 24—Conner Mantz and Weini Kelati were the men's and women's race winners at the 86th edition of the Manchester Road Race Thursday morning.
Mantz finished in a course record time of 21:04. The previous record was 21:16 set by Edward Cheserek in 2019.
Morgan Beadlescomb (21:05) was second while Wesley Kiptoo (21:06) was third. Andrew Colley (21:07) placed fourth while Hillary Bor (21:15) completed the top five.
Kelati, last year's champion and current course record holder, won the women's race for the second straight year. She finished in23:39.
Jessa Hanson was second at 24:21 while Taylor Werner (24:27) was third. Anna Dibaba (24:29) and Calli Thackery (24:37) were fourth and fifth respectively.
Kiptoo and Kelati were the King and Queen of the Hill — the first runners to ascend the hill on Highland Street. Kiptoo reached the mark in 9:00 while Kelati did so in 9:56.
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