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Niwot alum Elise Cranny wins national title in USATF 5K


Bruce Warren

Niwot residents gathered at the Niwot Wheel House last summer to watch Elise Cranny compete in the Olympics.

Gracing the podium's peak is nothing new for 2014 Niwot alum Elise Cranny. Nearly one year removed from her first Olympics, she made national headlines once again on June 26 by taking first place in the 2022 USATF Outdoor Championships' 5000-meter with a time of 15 minutes, 49.15 seconds

Cranny's win came courtesy of an impressive surge in the final 2000 meters. After crossing the 3000-meter m...

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