Crescent City Classic

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Crescent City Classic
Date Saturday before Easter
Location New Orleans, Louisiana United States
Event type Road
Distance 10 kilometers (6.2 mi)
Primary sponsor Allstate Sugar Bowl[1]
Established 1979
Course records M: 27:10 (2002)
Kenya Sammy Kipketer
F: 30:27 (2005)
Kenya Isabella Ochichi
Official site www.ccc10k.com

The Crescent City Classic is an annual 10-kilometer race held in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.[2] The race is traditionally held the Saturday before Easter. The first Crescent City Classic was held in New Orleans in 1979.[3]

Course[edit]

The current course is a point to point course that starts downtown in the Central Business District by the Superdome, following city streets (Poydras Street, Peters Street, Decatur Street, Esplanade Avenue, City Park Avenue) and into City Park, where the official finish line is located on Roosevelt Mall, alongside Tad Gormley Stadium.[4]

Past winners[edit]

Key:   Course record   USATF Men's 10K championships[5]

Edition Year Men's winner Time (m:s) Women's winner Time (m:s)
1st 1979  Frank Shorter (USA) 29:47  Alicia Reese (USA) 37:40
2nd 1980  Craig Virgin (USA) 28:36  Patti Catalano (USA) 34:41
3rd 1981  Michael Musyoki (KEN) 27:55  Patti Catalano (USA) 32:09
4th 1982  Michael Musyoki (KEN) 27:49  Mary Slaney (USA) 32:51
5th 1983  Gidamis Shahanga (TAN) 28:21  Wendy Sly (ENG) 31:29
6th 1984  Marcus Nenow (USA) 27:23  Mary O'Connor (NZL) 32:29
7th 1985  Carlos Lopes (POR) 28:17  Wendy Sly (ENG) 32:14
8th 1986  Arturo Barrios (MEX) 28:16  Lisa Ondieki (AUS) 32:18
9th 1987  John Treacy (IRL) 27:59  Teresa Ornduff (USA) 31:55
10th 1988  Matthews Motshwarateu (BOT) 27:54  Lynn Nelson (USA) 32:14
11th 1989  Arturo Barrios (MEX) 27:50  Sylvia Mosqueda (USA) 32:32
12th 1990  Gidamis Shahanga (TAN) 28:37  Judi St. Hilaire (USA) 31:54
13th 1991  John Treacy (IRL) 29:08  Judi St. Hilaire (USA) 32:34
14th 1992  Dominic Kirui (KEN) 27:46  Judi St. Hilaire (USA) 32:21
15th 1993  Philemon Hanneck (ZIM) 27:45  Judi St. Hilaire (USA) 31:56
16th 1994  William Sigei (KEN) 27:24  Judi St. Hilaire (USA) 32:26
17th 1995  Keith Brantly (USA) 29:12  Delilah Asiago (KEN) 33:02
18th 1996  Matt Giusto (USA) 27:58  Catherine Ndereba (KEN) 32:26
19th 1997  Todd Williams (USA) 28:50  Paula Radcliffe (ENG) 31:47
20th 1998  Simon Rono (KEN) 27:27  Jane Omoro (KEN) 31:28
21st 1999  Joshua Chelanga (KEN) 27:45  Jane Ngotho (KEN) 32:15
22nd 2000  James Kosgei (KEN) 27:37  Colleen De Reuck (RSA) 31:58
23rd 2001  James Kosgei (KEN) 28:31  Elana Meyer (RSA) 32:07
24th 2002  Sammy Kipketer (KEN) 27:10  Lornah Kiplagat (KEN) 31:45
25th 2003  John Korir (KEN) 28:14  Isabella Ochichi (KEN) 31:23
26th 2004  Nelson Kiplagat (KEN) 28:24  Isabella Ochichi (KEN) 31:36
27th 2005  Sammy Kipketer (KEN) 27:47  Isabella Ochichi (KEN) 30:27
28th 2006  Gilbert Okari (KEN) 27:49  Isabella Ochichi (KEN) 30:54
29th 2007  George Kirwa (KEN) 28:15  Teyba Erkesso (ETH) 32:08
30th 2008  Moses Kigen (KEN) 27:44  Genoveva Kigen (KEN) 32:11
31st 2009  Mark Kiptoo (KEN) 28:18  Lineth Chepkurui (KEN) 32:24
32nd 2010  Tilahun Regassa (ETH) 28:05  Lineth Chepkurui (KEN) 30:45
33rd 2011  Belete Assefa (ETH) 28:14  Wude Ayalew (ETH) 31:36
34th 2012  Solomon Deksisa (ETH) 28:14  Genoveva Kigen (KEN) 32:18
35th 2013  Isiah Koech (KEN) 27:32  Alice Kimutai (KEN) 31:51
36th 2014  Leonard Komon (KEN) 27:44  Risper Gesabwa (KEN) 31:43
37th 2015  John Muritu (KEN) 28:56  Hiwot Ayalew (ETH) 31:55
38th 2016  John Muritu (KEN) 28:02  Buze Diriba (ETH) 31:57
39th 2017  Jake Robertson (NZL) 27:55  Mamitu Daska (ETH) 32:19

Source:[6]

Wins by country[edit]

Country Men's race Women's race Total
 Kenya 20 15 35
 United States 6 12 18
 Ethiopia 3 5 8
 England 0 3 3
 Ireland 2 0 2
 Mexico 2 0 2
 New Zealand 1 1 2
 South Africa 0 2 2
 Tanzania 2 0 2
 Australia 0 1 1
 Botswana 0 1 1
 Portugal 1 0 1
 Zimbabwe 1 0 1

Festival[edit]

A concurrent festival begins as the first runners pass the finish line. The festival which includes a concert, food and beverages is held in City Park.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Title Sponsor". Crescent City Classic 10K. Crescent City Fitness Foundation. 13 November 2012. Archived from the original on 22 May 2013. Retrieved 26 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Crescent City Classic 10K". Crescent City Fitness Foundation. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Crescent City Classic". New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Crescent City Classic Course Map" (pdf). Crescent City Fitness Foundation. 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "USA 10 km Champions Men". USA Track & Field. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  6. ^ Post, Marty; Gary Gomez (1 April 2013). "Crescent City Classic 10 km". Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 

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