With great weather promised and $1,000 on the line, some of the best local talent showed up to race at Saturday’s “Bursting With Speed” 5k. The fast and scenic course on the Bucktown Lakefront gave runners and spectators a beautiful backdrop to this fast race. From the gun Kenyan native, Alfred Kiplagat broke away from the field and never looked back, winning the race in a course record time of 14:37. Behind Kiplagat a chase pack formed of New Orleans locals, Richard Bouckaert, Brandon Wingate, and Kenyan native Micah Tirop. At the half way point, Bouckeart forged into the wind and sealed his second place finish in a time of 15:36 with Wingate (15:59) rounding out the top three men.
The women’s race was battled out between Louisiana Distance Project teammates Kat Telfeyan and Laura Carleton. Carleton was coming off her 1st place local finish at the Crescent City Classic, but Saturdays race would belong to Kat in a personal best and course record time of 17:48. Laura came in 20 seconds behind in 18:08. After the race participants enjoyed jambalaya, gumbo and post-race beers, all while listening to live music and raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in honor of Benny Burst.
Check out our favorite photos from the race below!
Top 5 Males
Top 5 Females:
|4||Bethany Burs Perez||25||20:18||20:17||6:32||1346|
For Full Results visit New Orleans’ Track Club’s website HERE.
For a full gallery of the photos we took from the race, visit Louisiana Running Company’s facebook page HERE.