Defending Champ Yuda Pulls Out of Bellin Run

June 10, 2010

Elite runner John Yuda will not be able to defend his 2009 Bellin Run title due to delays with his visa.

A native of Tanzania, Yuda was training with members of his running team in Kenya. The details of the travel delay are unknown, but Yuda remains in Kenya and will not be able to attend Saturday’s 10K (6.2-mile) event.

Yuda claimed his first overall Bellin Run title in 2009 with a time of 28:05, unseating four-time champion John Korir, who arrived in Green Bay earlier today for the event.

Race officials have no plans to replace Yuda with another elite runner, having already assembled what was considered to be one the Bellin Run’s most talented rosters of elite runners in recent years.

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