Mizuno Racing Team’s Christo Landry Wins US National 10-Mile Championship

April 08, 2014 Posted By: Bob "Wish" Wischnia

Christo Landry of the Mizuno Racing Team earned the USA Men’s 10-Mile national Championship title on Sunday by placing as the top American in the 42nd annual Credit Union Cherry Blossom race in Washington, D.C. Landry, the 27-year-old who grew up in nearby Falls Church, Virginia, set a personal best of 46:41 to finish sixth overall at Cherry Blossom in the race won by Stephen Sambu of Kenya in 45:29.

For Landry, the former William & Mary All American who now lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, it was his first national road championship after finishing in the top five several times in the past couple of years. “To be honest,” said Landry who took the USA title by 41 seconds, “I am thrilled to get that monkey off my back.”

Although Landry finished more than a minute back of the top Africans, he dominated the Americans from the 5-K mark until the finish. “Every race there are some hard decisions you have to make and mine was around 5-K where I said, ‘I’m going with this group and see what happens.’ I knew I could blow up, but I just wanted to see what happens.”

What happened was Christo Landry won a national championship and earned a total of $5900 in prize money. Congrats Christo!

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September 13, 2013

Christo Landry and Craig Curley Place 5th and 7th At USA 15K National Championships

Billed as the largest 15K (9.3 miles) in the United States (over 17,000 registered runners with 15,569 finishers), Mizuno Racing Team Members, Christo Landry and Craig Curley opened up their 2013 competitive road race campaigns with very solid efforts, as Christo placed 5th with a time of 43:46 (4:42 per mile) and Craig Curley was 7th in 44:04 (4:44 per mile). Christo, who was the 2012 USATF Road Circuit Co-Champion and runner-up at this race last year, was very pleased with his performance as his time was almost a minute faster than last year and he was only 8 seconds behind the winner. Craig Curley, who ran a personal best time, was only 18 seconds behind Christo.

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