The MUM running club had nine members join over 4,000 others to take part in the 50th annual Drake Relays road races(5k, 10K and half-marathon) on April 22 in Des Moines with finishers entering the Drake Stadium and running the final 300 meters on the famed blue oval track.
Mariam Daudi ran her best 5k ever in a time of 26:17 and was 7th in her age division and the 129th overall woman finisher. Kushal Koirala ran a time of 29:44 and was 13th in her age division and 248th overall, while Camelia Rosner finished in 32:59, good for ninth in the 15-19 division. Jackie Cox also ran the 5k and finished in 33 minutes flat.
Top male finisher was Abdelrahman Abdelrazek in a time of 21:33, 34th overall and 7th in his division. Peter Mannisi finished in 22:36 and was the first 70+ age finisher and 45th overall. Ahmed Mohamed Ali Abdellah completed the course in 28:11 and was 14th in his division and 182nd overall.
Mohamed Elbeshir Abdellah and Bakytzhan Rustembekov finished together in a time of 50:12, finishing 9th and 10th in their age division and 110th and 111th overall for male finishers.
Next up for the running club will be the Komen race for the cure on May 12.