Monday, July 7, 2008
Wade wins 2nd Masters title at Peachtree 10KKenyan Way's Sean Wade, 42, is having another one of those years.
Just as he did two years ago in 2006 when he became a masters runner, the New Zealand native is once again dominating the division.
Wade easily dispatched last Friday's field at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race 10K with a winning time of 31:24. It was Wade's second win in three years at one of the world's largest road races - and the site of his appearance in the marathon of the 1996 Olympic Games.
For the second time this year, he defeated Columbia, South Carolina's Eric Ashton, 40, who finished 21 seconds behind Wade on Friday in 31:45. Three months ago at the Cooper River Bridge Run 10K in Charleston, South Carolina, Wade recorded the win with a 16-second victory over Ashton in 31:13.
This year's U.S. masters 10K and cross country champion, Wade won $1,500 in winning the masters division at Peachtree. He was third a year ago as New Mexico's Mbarak Hussein won by posting the fourth fastest masters time in the event's history with a blazing time of 29:21.