5K, the first recorded split for the women's race, Edith Chelimo led
the field in 15:48 with Huddle in tow at 66:40 pace. Hasay ran about 11
seconds behind in 15:59 and that space between America's top two
athletes would hold throughout the race.
Huddle managed to stay with the main pack through 10K in 31:34 (66:35 pace) and 15K in 47:29 (66:47 pace).
passed through 10 miles with the pack in about 50:52 (an unofficial
U.S. record) but said she started to fall off pace after that.
20K (about 12.4 miles), she was 36 seconds behind leader Ruti Aga of
Ethiopia in 63:48. With just over half a mile left in the race, Huddle
was able to gut it out solo for a new record.
"I fell off
the pack at 10 miles and I was looking at my splits and knew it would be
close," Huddle said after the race. "I just tried to kick it in."
The men's race was nearly as exciting, as New Zealand's Jake Robertson gapped Ethiopia's Guye Adola, Eliud Kipchoge's surprise challenger in Berlin last fall, for the win in 1:00:01, one second off his best after Adola and Kenya's Alex Korio set pace for much of the way.