Beyond the Games: Freihofer's Run for Women

Recent winners of the Freihofer's Run for Women have hailed from Morocco, Australia, Ethiopia and Kenya.

The United States has been shutout since 2004, but that will change.

While the race is still open to international runners this year, the event will not cover travel expenses for elite foreign runners, interested in chasing the $10,000 first prize.

And next year, there's a good chance the race regains its status as the USA Track and Field National Championship 5k race, and that would exclude internationals from competing altogether.

As usual, a good chnnk of the some 4,000 runners will come from the Capital Region, including Renee Tolan of Clifton Park.

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