The universe conspired to set things back at the Level a bit, but we can finally start getting some of the backlog out of the way. Here is some raw race video from the Mayorâ€™s Cup menâ€™s 8k championship race. The race was held on October 27th at Franklin Park. Full results can be found here. More to come on this event later.
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Stilled mired in some technical difficulties, but we were able to get one video done before the mayhem ensued. Jennifer Bergman of Mizuno DC won the competition in 17:10. This was a talented field that drew from much beyond the borders of Boston. Just behind Bergman was Sarah Groff of NYAC in 17:13. Jillian King (17:18) and Sydney Fitzpatrick (17:23) of New Balance Boston were first of the locals to represent and they finished 3-4. In 5th and 6th were a couple of members from their ‘sister clubâ€™, Central Park Track Club: birthday girl Rolanda Bell (17:36) and Cat Beck (17:39).
Although Katrina Spratford isnâ€™t exactly a local, she is newly representing the region (and Legion?) as one of the newest members of NE Distance. The Shippensburg alumn finished 7th in 17:43.
As you can see, lots of visitors in the race. A cross country race that bring out the best in your area and from outside the region…why wouldâ€™t you want to compete there? Anyway, hereâ€™s some raw footage from the womenâ€™s race:
Level Legion was out in force once again, with renners going at it from as nearby as Franklin Park in Boston to the Marine Corps Marathon down in DC, and then even all the way over in Frankfurt, Germany.
Starting locally, there was the Mayorâ€™s Cup XC races at Franklin Park. This featured quite a few races, including a couple of kids races. The main event however was the menâ€™s and womenâ€™s championship races. These drew runners from all over and the competition was fierce. Details to come, lots on this one.
At Marine Corps, there were plenty of locals there. Perhaps weâ€™ll hear from some of them on the experience. The winners wereÂ Girma Bedada (2:21:32) and Kelly Calway (2:42:16).
Over in Germany, local speedster Chris Barnicle made his marathon debut at the Frankfurt Marathon. Chris ran 2:21:58 (both netto and brutto, whatever that means). Not a bad debut, right? Chris came in 34th in the deep field, which included seven going under 2:10 and twenty-seven going under 2:20. Vincent Kipruto won it in 2:06:15 and most likely had to lean at the tape because Mark Kiptoo was right on his heels (2:06:16). Again, both times netto and brutto, in case you were wondering.
And before we get comments here pointing out the obvious, I do know what netto and brutoo mean. They just sounded like fun words to use here.