by Mike Giberti
The 2014 edition of the Bill Luti 5 Miler took place this morning in Concord, NH, drawing a crowd of 428 runners to the Granite State. Franklin Pierce rising sophomore BJ Smith (Concord, NH) took the win in a kick over former Lyndon State athlete Josh Grant (Nashua, NH). Both runners crossed the line in 26 minutes flat. On the women’s side, USATF-NE 5 Mile Champ and Millennium Running member Denise Sandahl (Bow, NH) took the win in 29’47” over runner up (and top master’s female by a long shot) Christin Doneski of Hopkinton. The Bill Luti race is the oldest annual road racing event in New Hampshire, started by former Concord High School track coach Bill Luti 47 years ago. This year’s running put on quite the show as it was a part of the New Hampshire Grand Prix Series and the Capital Area Race Series, dragging out plenty of competition amongst New Hampshire athletes. Even Bill Luti himself was present to fire the starting pistol at his prestigious race, looking fit as a fiddle at 93 years young!
Enjoy some raw race coverage below. Interviews are on the way.
Check out full results of the race.