The New Haven Road Race, a Labor Day tradition in New Haven, Conn., features some of the fastest 5K and 20K races in the country. In 2015, the 20K once again doubled as a U.S. national championship race, attracting a star-studded American field that included Dathan Ritzenhein, Jared Ward, Sam Chelanga and Fernando Cabada on the men’s side, and Molly Huddle, Blake Russell, Neely Spence-Gracey and Janet Bawcom on the women’s side.
The big winners were Ward (59:24), who outlasted a tight pack of five and beat Chelanga by one second; and Huddle, who bounced back after a disappointing fourth place finish in the 10,000-meter run at the recent IAAF World Championships by cruising to the women’s 20K title in 1:06:26, nearly a minute ahead of Bawcom. (Results can be found at this link.)
Here are photos from the race, taken by Kevin Morris: