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Half-marathon champ wins 10K next day

Posted by Matt Pepin, BostonGlobe.com Staff  October 10, 2011 02:03 PM

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Janet Cherobon-Bawcom was the first woman across the finish line of Sunday's BAA Half-Marathon. (Dina Rudick/Globe Staff)

A day after winning the Boston Athletic Association's Half-Marathon, Janet Cherobon-Bawcom won the Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women today in Boston.

The Tufts race is the USATF national 10K championship. Chreobon-Bawcom finished in 32 minutes, 47 seconds.

On Sunday, she won the half-marathon in 1:11.58. Cherobon-Bawcom was born in Kenya but is now a US citizen and lives in Rome, Ga. In September, she won the US 20K championship in New Haven, Conn., her first national title. She is expected to compete in the US Olympic marathon trials in Houston in January.

Katie McGregor was second in 33:15 and Kim Conley finished third in 33:34.

Watch a postrace interview with Cherobon-Bawcom on runnerspace.com.

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