Two Races, Two Days, Two Wins For Cherobon-Bawcom

She was surprised with her second victory.

She was surprised with her second victory.

Janet Cherobon-Bawcom takes it out hard in the Tufts 10K on Monday. Photo:

There’s no doubt about it: Kenyan-turned-American Janet Cherobon-Bawcom is on a serious roll. A day after she won the prestigious B.A.A. Half Marathon on Sunday, the 33-year-old from Rome, Georgia won the equally prestigious and highly competitive Tufts Health Plan 10K, which served as the U.S. road championship.

Cherobon-Bawcom won the race in 32:47.

Two-time champion Katie McGregor came in second in 33:17, while Kim Conley took third (33:35).

These two victories have furthered an impressive streak for Cherobon-Bawcom. She won the U.S. 20K Championships in New Haven, Connecticut as well as the Great Cow Harbor 10K last month.

“I can’t believe I won here,’’ she said. “This morning I was a little tired. I guess it all worked out. I just wanted to go out pretty hard and just maintain it and see how it goes.”

Race-day conditions for the Tufts 10K were hardly ideal with temperatures near 80 degrees at the start.

Cherobon-Bawcom came to the U.S. from Kenya in 2000. She attended Hardin University. There, she was a Division 2 champion at 5,000m and 10,000m.

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