Elite Men

David Bett

Irvine, California

David Bett was a World Junior Champion in the 5,000m and World Youth Championships silver medalist in the 3,000m. He is the defending champion of the B.A.A. 10K, where he set his personal best of 28:08.

2019: 5th (32:57)

Scott Fauble

Flagstaff, Arizona

Scott Fauble grew up in Colorado and ran for the University of Portland. Co-author of “Inside a Marathon,” with his coach Ben Rosario, Scott most recently finished fourth at the 2020 Marathon Project in 2:09:42. Career highlights include 4th in the 10,000m at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials; second at the 2016 USATF Half Marathon Championships; second at the 2018 USATF 25K National Championships; and second at the 2018 Falmouth Road Race. Scott was also top American and seventh at the 2019 Boston Marathon.

Benjamin Flanagan

Charlottesville, Virginia

Ben Flanagan became the first Canadian to win the Falmouth Road Race in 2018 when he outkicked Scott Fauble in the final meters. Ben won the 2018 NCAA 10,000m championships as a fifth-year senior at the University of Michigan.

2018: 1st (32:21)

Leonard Korir

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Olympian and defending Falmouth Road Race champion, Leonard Korir began running in high school in Kenya before attending and running cross country and track for Iona College. In 2015 he enlisted in the U.S. Army, became a U.S. citizen in 2016, and now races for the World Class Army Program. Career highlights include 8 NCAA All-American titles; 10 USATF national titles; 5 World Championships teams; and the fastest-ever marathon debut by an American (2:07:56).

2019: 1st (32:11)
2018: 3rd (32:28)
2017: 2nd (32:14)
2016: 2nd (32:35)
2015: 3rd (32:20)

Stephen Sambu

Tuscon, Arizona

Stephen Sambu is a four-time consecutive champion of the Falmouth Road Race, winning the race from 2014-2017. He is also a four-time champion of the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K, 2015-2018. Stephen set the 8K world record (22:01) en route to his 2014 B.A.A. 10K win. A nine-time NCAA All-American at the University of Arizona, Stephen earned a Bachelor’s degree in economics.

2019: 2nd (32:29)
2018: 4th (32:32)
2017: 1st (32:14)
2016: 1st (32:10)
2015: 1st (32:17)
2014: 1st (31:46)


Elite Women

Emily Durgin

Flagstaff, Arizona

While running for the University of Connecticut, Emily Durgin earned nine American Athletic Conference titles and after going pro has made marked improvements. The runner-up at the 2021 AJC Peachtree Road Race (USATF 10K National Championships) and the 2021 USATF 6K National Championships, Durgin placed ninth at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials 10,000m.

Edna Kiplagat

Boulder, Colorado

One of the most accomplished marathoners in the world, Edna Kiplagat won the World Athletics World Championships Marathon twice and has won the Boston, London, and New York City marathons. She is a three-time winner of the Abbott World Marathon Majors Championships. Edna is married to Gilbert Koech and the couple lives in Colorado with two of their children, Carlos and Wendy.

Diane Nukuri

Flagstaff, Arizona

Three-time Olympian Diane Nukuri is an ASICS Falmouth Road Race champion and a multiple winner of the Steamboat Classic and Bay to Breakers 12K. A Burundian-American, Nukuri holds many national records for Burundi including the 10,000m and the marathon. Nukuri ran for the University of Iowa.

Molly Seidel

Boston, MA

Molly Seidel secured her spot to the Tokyo Olympics with a runner-up finish at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. And then, in only her third marathon, ran to the bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games Marathon.
In her second marathon, she finished sixth at the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon. A 2016 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Molly won the 2015 NCAA 10,000m championships and Cross Country championships, as well as the 2016 NCAA indoor 3,000m and 5,000m championships. Molly grew up in Wisconsin, speaks Spanish, and enjoys playing banjo and traveling.
Seidel has accepted a charity challenge for the race this year and will start at the back of the mass participant field. For every runner she passes, Falmouth Road Race, Inc. will donate a dollar to Tommy’s Place.

2019: 11th (38:45)

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