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2010 USA Men's 10 km Championship
hosted the AJC Peachtree Road Race

July 4, 2010
Atlanta, Georgia

A little over a week after his runner-up finish in the 10,000 meters at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Ed Moran (Williamsburg, Va.), won his first ever U.S. road title, running 28:19 at the USA Men's 10 km Championship Sunday. The championship was hosted by the 41st running of The AJC Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, Georgia.

As in past years, Peachtree featured a strong international field that included defending champion Sammy Kitwara of Kenya and Gebre Gebremariam of Ethiopia. During the early miles a chase pack consisting of Moran, Patrick Smyth (Minneapolis, Minn.), Ian Burrell (Flagstaff, Ariz.), Brent Vaughn(Blackhawk, Colo.) and James Carney (Boulder, Colo.), followed about three seconds behind the main pack that included Kitwara, Gebremariam and company as well as American Mo Trafeh (Duarte, Calif.).

Approaching three miles, Burrell burst from the chase pack to join the leaders, pulling Moran along with him. By five miles, Moran and Trafeh had separated themselves from the rest of the Americans but had fallen about 10 seconds behind the leaders.
Gebremariam pulled clear from a group of eight men on the final stretch to win the overall race in 27:56 while Moran opened a ten second gap on Trafeh to take the U.S. title, finishing tenth overall in 28:19. Vaughn overtook Burrell to finish third in 28:46 to 28:51. Carney rounded out the top-five in 28:57.

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