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Herrera, Lipari Win The Navy Mile

October 06, 2019

At the 5th edition, women’s champion shatters course record; BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2019 presented by Running Warehouse finale also crowns Herrera, Kampf Tour champions

Summary by Bring Back the Mile

WASHINGTON, DC - At the BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2019 finale, The Navy Mile, on a cloudy Sunday morning, Daniel Herrera, 26, from New Orleans, LA, won the men’s race, clocking 4 minutes, 5 seconds and earning $3000. Runner-up Willy Fink followed right behind, also in 4:05. Defending champion Josef Tessema took third (4:07). With his first Tour victory, Herrera secured and defended his grand prix title with 30 points.

In the women’s race at the 5th edition, Emily Lipari, Shannon Osika and Julie-Anne Staehli waged a back-and-forth battle on Pennsylvania Avenue, and Lipari produced the better closing sprint just holding off Osika, both timed in 4:33, to shatter the course record by 5 seconds; Staehli was third (4:34). The 2017-18 Tour champion also pocketed $3500 including a $500 course record bonus.

"Being here is exciting," Lipari, 26, from Poulsbo, WA said to The Washington Post after running in her first Navy Mile. "The person I'm marrying is actually in the Navy so, it was really special to do well."

In addition, at The Navy Mile presented by USAA, defending race champion and previous course record holder Heather Kampf, 32, from Minneapolis, MN, finished 4th in 4:43 to capture, with 30 points, her record 4th Tour crown (also 2014-16). The Tour 2019 champions took home $2000 each.

The Tour 2019 showcased five leading U.S. Mile events, and the overall prize purse for the Tour events exceeded $110,000 plus $10,000 for the top 4 Grand Prix athletes. Per Tour event per gender, the top 6 scored points (10, 8, 6, 4, 2 and 1) with the top 4 scorers earning Grand Prix money ($2000, $1000, $600 and $400). At the Tour’s 6th edition, 23 men and 22 women scored grand prix points.

5th The Navy Mile presented by USAA
BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2019 Finale, 5th stop
Washington, DC, Sunday, October 6, 2019

1) Daniel Herrera (LA), 4:05, $3000
2) Willy Fink (VA), 4:05, $2000
3) Josef Tessema (CO), 4:07, $1250
4) Mark Blackmon (MD), 4:09, $750
5) Shadrack Keter (KEN / NC), 4:12, $500
6) Michael Davila (CA), 4:13
7) Daniel Jaskowak (VA), 4:15
8) Nathan Sloan (CO), 4:15
9) Daniel Trettel (MD), 4:16
10) Jordan Burton (VA), 4:30

1) Emily Lipari (WA), 4:33*, $3500+
2) Shannon Osika (MI), 4:33, $2000
3) Julie-Anne Staehli (CAN), 4:34, $1250
4) Heather Kampf (MN), 4:43, $750
5) Nuhamin Bogale Ashame (ETH / NY), 4:49, $500
6) Gina McNamara (DC), 4:53
7) Feyne Gudeto Gemeda (ETH / NY), 4:53
8) Susan Jerotich (KEN / NC), 4:54
9) Christine Thorn (CO), 4:58
10) Kennedy Weisner (DC), 5:02
*course record (previous record, 4:38, Heather Kampf (USA / MN), 2016)
+includes $500 course record bonus

Complete race results HERE.

Tags: willy fink (4) , the navy mile (29) , shannon osika (31) , josef tessema (3) , heather kampf (131) , emily lipari (51) , daniel herrera (24) , bbtm tour (196)

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