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Jared Ward Times It Right For Close Win In New Haven Road Race

Jared Ward Times It Right For Close Win In New Haven Road Race

NEW HAVEN — Dathan Ritzenhein thought he kicked at the perfect time.

So did Sam Chelanga.

But with 800 meters left in the Faxon Law New Haven Road Race, Jared Ward ended up having the best timing of the three, winning the USATF 20K championship in 59 minutes, 24 seconds Monday morning.

"I think we were all tired coming down that stretch," said Ward, 26, of Provo, Utah. "It was hot today. It kind of becomes a race of attrition and trying to be the last one to kick. I gave it a go. They covered it. The other guys gave it their go. I was fortunate enough to have the last go. You just keep going as hard as you can, and you see what...

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