2019 BOLDERBoulder Results

Date: May 27, 2019

41,142 Finishers
21,683 (F) 19,459 (M)
Avg Finish Time = 1:21:45

Weather: 59 degrees, 66% humidity, overcast, winds from the southeast at 3 mph

In the women’s race in the International Team Challenge, Ethiopia’s Hiwot Yemer edged teammate Meseret Tola for the title, winning in 32:49, which tied for the 11th fastest time in race history; Tola’s clocking of 32:55 is the 16th-fastest. This marked the fifth-time there were multiple sub-33 minute times, joining 1999 (four), 1995 (two), 2008 (two), and 2011 (two). USA’s Aliphine Tuliamuk posted the 18th-fastest time (33:00), which is the third-fastest by a USA runner (trailing Elva Dryer, 32:51 in 2005 and Deena Drossin, 32:56 in 1999).

On the men’s pro side, Kenya’s Benard Ngeno set the pace from about the get-go, running a 4:20 for the first mile in eventually winning with a 28:29 time, the eighth-fastest in BB history (his others splits were 4:35, 4:43, 4:39, 4:32 and 4:43, as he also recorded the fastest miles for the 2, 3, 4, and 5-mile marks. Ethiopia’s Terefa Delesa ran the fastest 6-mile split at 4:32. It is the third-fastest time this millennium (last year’s winner won in 28:18). His 29-second margin of victory is the largest since 2001, when Kenyans James Koskei and Joseph Kimani finished 1-2, but in 29:00 and 29:29.