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Humid air and a slightly wet course slowed down times, as Bellemore's solo performance was just shy of Lewis Kent's contested 4:47 last year. Kent was second this year in 4:59. Behind the two Canadians, Chris Robertson of Iowa was the first American. He ran 5:03, less than a second ahead of Phil Parrot-Migas for third place.
Bellemore ran while holding a bottle opener--as opposed to the glove/twist-off method favored by most--but that clearly didn't slow him down.
More to come, including race video and interviews.
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