Leonard Korir knows all about close finishes.
Last year, he won the Faxon Law New Haven 20K road race, the national 20K championship, by a second. In July, he won another national championship by a second, the Peachtree 10K in Atlanta.
On Monday, Korir tried hard but he couldn't eke out another close one. Instead, two-time Olympic medalist Galen Rupp edged out Korir by — surprise — one second, crashing through the tape first at the finish line to win the New Haven 20K in 59:04.
"I knew Leonard would be tough," said Rupp, who won the bronze medal in the Olympic marathon last year and the silver in the 10,000 meters in London....