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Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:47 am

North Yarmouth’s Ben True finishes second in Boston 5K

A three-time champion and course record holder, True earns $4,000 for coming in a few strides behind Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia.

North Yarmouth native Ben True finished second in the Boston Athletic Association 5K Road Race on Saturday morning.

The three-time champion and course record holder, True earned $4,000 for coming in a few strides behind Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia who finished with a winning time of 13 minutes, 39 seconds. True finished in 13:41 and was followed by Kenyans Stephen Sambu (13:44) and Philip Langat (13:54).

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Re: North Yarmouth’s Ben True wins BAA 5K in American record

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:49 am

Ben True wins BAA 5K in American record time
The Maine native breaks his own mark, getting his fourth victory in the BAA 5K and celebrating the holiday weekend with a time of 13:20.

...“Dejen took it out pretty quick for the first mile,” True said “and I slowly came up on his shoulder on the underpass. The two of us came together through two miles.”

The pack strung out along Boylston Street near the Boston Marathon finish line.

“It just means that we’re going at a pretty quick pace,” said True, “so it’s a good thing. It makes it a little bit easier to move around.”

True said that he appreciates the win as a Mainer.

“This weekend is great,” he said. “Maine’s one of the few states, and Massachusetts, to celebrate Patriots Day, so growing up this was always a school holiday. This was kind of a holiday for me growing up. And it’s great to be a part of.”

True earned $7,500 prize money.

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