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Freihofer's Run For Women: Chebet bursts to victory in heat

Esther Chemtai, left, Isabella Ochichi, center, and Emily Chebet, right, pull ahead on Western Avenue during the 35th Freihofer's Run For Women in Albany on Saturday, June 1, 2013.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Esther Chemtai, left, Isabella Ochichi, center, and Emily Chebet, right, pull ahead on Western Avenue during the 35th Freihofer's Run For Women in Albany on Saturday, June 1, 2013.
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The shape of a race frequently is defined by inclines and declines, the curvature of the course and the tangents the runners follow to save ground. In Saturday’s Freihofer’s Run for Women, the geometry was much simpler — a tight equilateral triangle that, in the blink of an eye, transformed into a straight line. Three Kenyan runners, Emily Chebet, Esther Chemtai and Isabella Ochichi, ran in formation comfortably ahead of the field, then Chebet burst ...

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