Despite the sub-optimal weather conditions, many Striders came out to throw down impressive performances against stiff competition.
Julia Roman-Duval (95th overall - 58:30) and Caroline Bauer (117th overall - 59:25) led the Striders women with crazy sub-hour performances. Beth Hannon (64:18), Alex Wang (64:18), Tiffany Hevner (69:04) rounded out this impressive team. Somehow they were the only open ladies team, so they won! With performances like these it's likely they would have run away with the victory anyway.
Carlos Renjifo lead the men in with his 26th place finish in a time of 53:14. The Striders men stacked up three more runners in 54th (Kevin Ford - 56:11), 63rd (Eric Schuler - 57:10), and 64th (Ryan Bull - 57:13). The unofficial results have this group in second place!
Julia and Caroline were the 4th and 5th American women across the line, respectively, and both achieved PRs.
Beth Hannon and Mark Loeffler both achieved PRs, running 58:42 and 64:18, respectively.
(Photo Credits: Greg Schuler via facebook)