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Roads Scholar Wins Santa Monica 5000 5K
SANTA MONICA, CA (October 8, 2013) – In a morning of rising temperatures and Santa Ana winds, San Diegan and 2012 RRCA Roads Scholar Scott Bauhs turned on the heat in the final 100m to win the eight annual Santa Monica 5000 5k. Bauhs (14:37.0) held off David Sanchez (14:37.4), Santa Monica Track Club member Tonny Okello (14:38) and Isidore Herrera (14:38), for the win, all finishing within 1.4 seconds of each other.
“The races today were spectacular from start to finish,” said shares event director Brennan Lindner, Generic Events. “To have this caliber of elite athletes from around the world showcase their talents was a treat for the runners and residents of Santa Monica. Our local participation was tremendous - we had close to 1300 runners and walkers raising money for the Santa Monica and Malibu Public schools. It was amazing.”