10K Course Record Holders
Angela Chalmers is from Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, an athlete who competed in the 1500 and 3000 meter running events. She is best known for finishing Third in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. She set the Narbona Pass Classic Women’s 10K course record in 1987 with a time of 40:50, finishing 36th Overall in the race, which still stands today. In 1986, she won the NCAA Div1 Cross Country Championships for the University of Northern Arizona. This was followed in 1987 when she finished Second place at the Pan American Games in Indianapolis. In 1990, Chalmers won two Commonwealth Games Titles in Auckland, New Zealand, winning both the 1500m and the 3000m in a World leading time of 8:38.38. Four years later, in Victoria, Canada, she failed to defend her 1500m title but did defend her 3000m title in a personal best time of 8:32.17 placing her third on the 1994 World rankings. She remains the only woman in the history of the Commonwealth Games to successfully defend the 3000m race.
Nicholas Kipruto set the Narbona Pass Classic Men’s 10K course record in 2009 finishing with a time of 34:07, a 2005 graduate of Chemelil Sugar Academy, Kenya. Nicholas previously attended Dine College, Nicholas was the men's individual Champion with a time of 25:14.7. Dine College swept 2008 USCAA Cross Country Championships in Buena Vista, VA. This past year, during the NCAA Track and Field Championship in Des Moines, Iowa, Kipruto finished in 11th in the 5000 meters. His personal best time in 1500 meters is 3:47.98 and 5000 meter time of 13:41.90.