2014 Rock the Road 10K-Elite Athlete Press Release

August 13, 2014

This coming Sunday, August 14th the city of London can expect to see hundreds of Londoners dashing down Richmond Street.  Leading the pack will be some of Ontario’s most elite distance runners and even a few Olympic hopefuls!

The Rock the Road 10K strongly believes in supporting elite runners in hopes that these individuals will use the Rock the Road “stage” as a opportunity to inspire Londoners of all ages and ability levels. Here is a sneak peek at our elite field!

 We are especially excited that so many London-based elites will be participating this year!!


Men’s Elite 10K Field (alphabetical)

Terrance Attema 2013 Around the Bay champion 1:35:44 2013 Vancouver Half Marathon 4th place 1:05:25 2012 Around the Bay 2nd place 1:35:04

Seth Marcaccio Recently ran 32:54.0 at 2014 Bayfield Safe Harbour Run Plans to attend Fanshawe College this fall

Josh Morrison Recently ran 15:00.92 at 2014 London Series Finale (RCLDS #5) Member of the local ‘elite’ London New Balance Racing Team

Andrew Nixon Ran 7:57.92 for 3000m indoors at the Boston Valentine Invitational-Feb 2014 Represented Canada at the 2014 FISU World University XC Championships Represented Canada in the 5,000m at the FISU Summer Universiade

Thomas Omwenga2013 BMO Vancouver Marathon Champion 2012 Rock the Road 10K Runner Up 2012 Goodlife Victoria marathon Champion

Kyle O’Neill Recently ran 29:59.39 at 2014 London 10,000m (RCLDS #2) Represented Canada on the 2014 National Cross Country team 5th place finish at the 2013 Rock the Road 10k * Member of the local ‘elite’ London New Balance Racing Team

Adam Stacey

Recently ran 15:10.9 at 2014 Downtown 5k *Member of the local ‘elite’ London New Balance Racing Team

Women’s Elite 10K field (alphabetical)

Victoria Coates
Represented Canada at the 2014 FISU (University) Cross Country Championships
Grad Student at Queen’s University

Valerie Cote
Recently ran 35:27 at the Sporting Life 10K

Rachel Hannah 2013 Rock the Road 10K Defending Champion 2014 Canadian Half Marathon Champion, 1:13:37 2014 Speed River Inferno T&F Meet 5000m 1st15:50.31 2014 Ottawa Race Weekend 10k 8th, 33:22

Stephaney Hortian

Ran a personal best over 5000m in 2013: 18:11 3rd at Around the Bay 5km 2013 2nd at the Mudpuppy 5km in Kitchener

Lioudmila Kortchaguina 2013 Rock the Road 10K Runner Up 2:29 Marathon Personal Best

Courtney Laurie Recently ran 37:06.55 at 2014 London 10,000m (RCLDS #2) * Member of the local ‘elite’ London New Balance Racing Team

Bethany McChesney 37:50 10km Personal Best 3rd place at the 2012 Rock the Road 10k Coached by Dave Mills

Kate Reid 37:50 10km Personal Best 4th Place finisher at the 2012 Rock the Road 10K Coached by Dave Mills

Leslie Sexton

33:14.91 at 2014 London 10,000m (RCLDS #2) 1st-2014 Canadian National Track and Field Championships, 10000m 2013 Columbus Half Marathon Champion-1:13:13 * Member of the local ‘elite’ London New Balance Racing Team

**Women’s 5K Brittany Hambleton 5k 18:16 3k 10:29 Member of Western University’s Cross Country Team

Julie Hambleton 5k – 17:52 3k – 10:15 1500 – 4:45 Member of Western University’s Cross Country Team






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