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Bolas, Grunewald Win Titles at Minnesota Mile

September 13, 2015

$20,100 awarded in prize money; Bolas defends Minnesota Mile and also captures BBTM GP Tour 2015

From Grandma's Marathon

DULUTH, Minn. - Jack Bolas and Gabriele (Gabe) Grunewald won Sunday morning’s 9th Grandma’s Minnesota Mile road race in downtown Duluth. Bolas, 27, of High Bridge, N.J., clocked 4 minutes, 6.3 seconds in a stiff headwind on the point-to-point course and the NJ*NY Track Club athlete also claimed the champion's purse of $3000. Lex Williams, of Ann Arbor, Mich., placed second in 4:08.1.

Grunewald, 29, of Minneapolis claimed her second Minnesota Mile women’s division title and $3000 with a winning time of 4:38.0. Grunewald also won in 2013 with a course record time of 4:21.3, the fastest Mile in Minnesota by a woman. Monicah Ngige, 21, of Kenya was second in 4:43.4.

Bolas also defended the title in the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2015 with 16 points and he won an additional $2000. Grunewald placed second in the GP Tour with 18 points and earned an additional $1000. Heather Kampf, who did not participate in this year’s Minnesota Mile, defended her GP Tour title with 26 points. The Minnesota Mile was the last of four stops on the Tour circuit.

There were an event record 464 people registered for the Grandma’s Minnesota Mile event, which featured four separate divisions — Minnesota Mile (Elite), Duluth Mile (Semi-Elite), All City Mile (Recreational) and the Verizon Kids Mile.

9th Minnesota Mile
Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2015 finale
Duluth, MN, Sunday, September 13, 2015

1) Jack Bolas (USA / NJ), 4:07, $3000
2) Lex Williams (USA / MI), 4:09, $2000
3) Diriba Degeta Yigezu (ETH), 4:13, $1500
4) Jonathan Peterson (USA / MN), 4:13, $1000
5) Sammy Rotich (KEN), 4:13, $800
6) John Wanjiku (KEN), 4:13, $600
7) John Happe (USA / MO), 4:15, $400
8) Josef Tessema (USA / CO), 4:16, $250

MASTERS MEN (40 & older)
1) Joey Keillor, 41, (USA / MN), 4:26, $500

1) Gabriele Grunewald (USA / MN), 4:38, $3000
2) Monicah Ngige (KEN), 4:44, $2000
3) Hellen Jepkurgat (KEN), 4:53, $1500
4) Ayla Granados (USA / CA), 4:56, $1000
5) Gina Valgoi (USA / MN), 4:57, $800
6) Jamie Cheever (USA / WA), 4:59, $600
7) Jebichi Yator (KEN), 5:01, $400
8) Pauline Mutwa (KEN), 5:02, $250

MASTERS WOMEN (40 & older)
1) Breeda Willis, 45, (USA / WI), 5:20, $500

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