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Elite Racer Chuck Engle Wins 4th Annual Sedona Marathon
Sedona, Feb 7 - Runner Chuck Engle of Dublin Ohio took an early lead and
finished the Sedona Marathon narrowly missing the course record of
2:44:49. Engle's time was 2:45:50. The field of runners were faster
overall this year. The top 4 finishers all finished under three hours
which is new for this challenging course. Dan Kuch of Lake Havasu City
Arizona took second with a time of 2:48:12 and Ben Leseur of Mesa, AZ took
third with and overall time of 2:56:41.
Engle said of the race, "The Sedona Marathon was deceptively challenging,
amazingly beautiful and incredibly fun. Each step along the 26.2 mile
course offered another breathtaking view. It was hard to remember I was
running a marathon and not on a wilderness trip through the red rocks of
Sedona. Definitely a must do marathon."
In the Women's Division Anita Fromm of Albuquerque, NM took first with a
time of 3:35:52 and Katherine Metzger of Phoenix, Az took second running
3:36:20. Erin Phelps of Flagstaff AZ was third with a time of 3:43:44.
In the half-marathon Men's and Women's Division Runners from Flagstaff, AZ
dominated. In the Men's division the overall winner was Austin Ballie with
a time of 1:14:08, closely followed by Anthony Gallo who had a time of
1:15:22. Third place finisher was Vince Sherry whose time was 1:16:25.
In the Women's division Alvina Begay cam in a full two minutes in front of
her closes competitor with a time of 1:26:38. She was followed by Heidi
Schuette who had a time of 1:28:50 and Ellen Strickler whose time was
The 5K Men's Division's first place winner was Billy Orman of Tuba City, AZ
with a time of 17:41. Smith was closely followed by Aaron Biah who missed
first place by less than 1 second. Garrett Debs of Sedona, AZ took third
with a time of 18:09.
In the women's division Janice McCaffrey of Calgary Canada took first with
a time of 21:35. Sara Sherry of Flagstaff, AZ took second with a time of
22:12 and Coleen Hopkins of Toronto Canada took third with a time of 22:54.
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