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Sitienei and Gautier Triumphant at BlueCross Riverbend Run
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Posted: Saturday, June 14, 2008
Sitienei and Gautier Triumphant at BlueCross Riverbend Run
 
Chattanooga, TN – Joseph Sitienei, 33, won the BlueCross Riverbend 10k held in downtown Chattanooga on Saturday June 14, 2008. Sitienei covered the 6.2 mile course in 32:50, averaging a 5:17 per mile pace. Jan Gautier, 42, was the female champion, with a time of 42:58 (6:55 per mile pace).
 
The BlueCross Riverbend Road Races included a 10k race, a 5k race, a 5k walk, and a 1-mile family fun run/walk.
                                                                                                 
The 5k race was won by Cameron Bean, 21, in a time of 15:54 (5:07 pace). Tara Gietma, 19, was the 5k female champion, finishing in 19:34 6:18 pace).
 
Hugh Enicks, 48, won the 10k male masters division., Susan Laughrey, 45, won the 10k female masters division.  Bill Warner, 55, won the 10k male grand masters division. Mary Preisel, of 61, won the 10k female grand masters division.
 
Joe Johnson, 47, took the 5k male masters title. Wendy Houston, 42, won the 5k female masters division. David Bartlett, 51, won the 5k male grand masters division. Brenda Ross, 53, won the 5k female grand masters division.
 
The 5k walk and 1-mile family fun run/walk were non-competitive events designed to encourage everyone, especially families, to take steps toward a healthy lifestyle.
 
The race was made possible through the generosity and hard work of over 135 volunteers.
 
The 2008 BlueCross Riverbend Run & Walk was a Chattanooga Track Club event and was sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Powerade, Snickers Marathon Energy Bar, Comcast and Friends of the Festival.


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