Ethiopia's Jemal Yimer, 21, used a late burst to win the elite men's division in 46 minutes and 17 seconds at the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run in Washington. Aweke Ayalew Yimer finished five seconds behind as runner-up in 46:22, while Philip Langat (46:25), James Kibet (46:36) and Chris Derrick (46:53) rounded out the top five. Garrett Patrick, 25, was the top finisher from Baltimore in 51st place (53:41). Cori Burns, 20, was the top female finisher from Baltimore at 82nd overall (1:07.08). The women's elite race also featured a competitive finish as the top six runners finished within 14 seconds. Buze Diriba, 24, representing Ethiopia, won in 53 minutes and 45 seconds. Diriba had been second in the previous two Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Runs and avenged last year's runner-up finish by 15 seconds to Hiwot Gebrekidan. Gebrekidan, last year's winner, crossed the line three seconds after Diriba at 53:48. Hiwott Yemer (53:51), Alemitu Hawi (53:53), Diane Nukuri (53:56) and Vicoty Chepngeno (53:59) completed the top six. Joan Samuelson, 60, the U.S. Olympian who won the first-ever women's marathon at the 1984 Games, returned to racing after having a knee procedure just after Thanksgiving and finished Sunday's course in 1:07:56. Bennett Beach, 68, of Bethesda, continued his streak of completing every Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run, finishing this year in 1:50:03. Matt Centrowitz Jr., 28, the U.S. gold medalist in the 1500 meters at the 2016 Olympics, participated for a tough practice run. The Broadneck High alum aimed for about a five-minute mile pace, fishing in 50:38, while having the opportunity to race alongside his best friend Chris Kwiatkowski. "It's a good time of year, and I figured I haven't really had any opportunities to race in D.C.," Centrowitz said. "The city doesn't really have too many track races, so I figured this road race would be a great opportunity to get out and run in front of some family and friends out there today."