Brutus Hamilton Invitational Information

Good Luck to Rebecca and Ryan at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational this evening.

Rebecca will race the New York Road Runners Distance Carnival 3,000m at 9:35 PM (PST).

Ryan will race the New York Road Runners Distance Carnival 10,000 at 10:00 PM (PST).

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From New York Road Runners:

Brutus Hamilton InvitationalGalen Rupp and Amy Begley lead a field of eight Olympians entered in the New York Road Runners (NYRR) Distance Carnival on Friday, April 23, as part of the Brutus Hamilton Invitational at the University of California at Berkeley. In its second year, the event is an initiative by NYRR to support the longstanding Brutus Hamilton Invitational at the University of California.

The NYRR Distance Carnival program will feature a women’s 3000 meters and a men’s 5000 and 10,000 meters. All three races will be broadcast after completion at www.flotrack.org.

“We are very excited to once again be hosting the Distance Carnival at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational,” said Wittenberg. “The more opportunities we can give middle- and long-distance runners to shine, the better. This is part of our commitment to the sport.”

Rupp, 25, of Portland, OR, is the 2009 NCAA Outdoor 5000- and 10,000-meter champion. He set a personal best time of 7:42.40 with his fifth-place finish at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships 3000 meters. Rupp will compete in the 5000 meters at the Distance Carnival against fellow American Patrick Smyth, who started off his year with a win at the Emerald Nuts Midnight Run 4-mile race in New York.

On the women’s side, Begley, 32, of Boulder, CO, will be making her NYRR Distance Carnival debut. She will be racing in the 3000 meters against fellow 2008 Olympians Yuriko Kobayashi of Japan and Jen Rhines of the United States.

“I’m really excited to be making my seasonal debut at the New York Road Runners Distance Carnival at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational,” said Begley. “My training in Albuquerque the past few months has been going very well and I look forward to testing my fitness in a great race against a stacked field in Berkeley.”

In the 10,000 meters, American Brett Gotcher will face Yuki Sato of Japan, who boasts the fastest time in the field (27:38.25).

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