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Annual Rankings of Top Runners in the World Released

Los Angeles, CA – 12/30/2013— The annual rankings of the top distance runners in the world, the U.S.and Canada has been released. The Running Times Runners of the Year rankings considerresults from all distances on the track and roads from 3,000m to the marathon. Thosethat win or place highly during the year’s most competitive races are rewarded.

Mo Farah locked in the position as thedominant distance runner of the decade by securing a third consecutive No. 1spot.

On the women’s side, Meseret Defar guaranteeda return to the top spot for the first time since 2009. Defar did so by winningthe year’s most competitive race, the Aug. 29 Weltklasse Zurich 5,000m.

The Runners of the Year Rankings are asfollows:

Runners of the Year — World Men

Mohamed Farah (ENG)                  

Yenew Alamirew (ETH)

Hagos Gebrehiwot (ETH)               

Edwin Cheruiyot Soi (KEN)

Bernard Lagat (AZ/USA)

Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor (KEN)

Muktar Edris (ETH)

Isiah Kiplangat Koech (KEN)

Paul Tanui Kipngetich (KEN)

Dejen Gebremeskel (ETH)


Runners of the Year — World Women

Meseret Defar (ETH)

Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH)

Priscah Jeptoo (KEN)

Mercy Cherono (KEN)

Gladys Cherono (KEN)

Edna Ngeringwony Kiplagat (KEN)

Emily Chebet Muge (KEN)

Lucy Wangui Kabuu (KEN

Genzebe Dibaba Kenene (ETH)

Florence Chebet Kiplagat (KEN)


U.S. Men

Bernard Lagat, AZ

Galen Rupp, OR

Benjamin True, OR

Aaron Braun, CO

Christopher Derrick, CA

Dathan Ritzenhein, OR

Andrew Bumbalough, TN

Ryan Hill, NC

Will Leer, MN

Evan Jager, OR


Canadian Men


Cam Levins

Mohammed Ahmed

Kelly Wiebe

Robin Watson

Dylan Wykes

Runners of the Year — U.S. Women &Canadien Women


U.S. Women

Shalane Flanagan, OR

Molly Huddle, IN

Abbey D'Agostino, NH

Kim Conley, CA

Emily Sisson, RI

Emily Infeld, DC

Jordan Hasay, OR

Shannon Rowbury, NC

Emma Bates, ID

Mattie Suver, C

Canadian Women

Andrea Seccafien

Lanni Marchant

Natasha Fraser

Krista DuChene

Nicole Sifuentes


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