Greg Crowther won the JFK50 today in 5:50:13, just 45 seconds ahead of 2nd place Michael Arnstein. Both get a slot to Western States as part of their prize! Devon Crosby-Helms set a new Women's course record of 6:29:21 for her win (1oth overall), while the indefatigable Meghan Arbogast got 2nd (6:56:05). You can get the rest of the results here:
|1, Gregory Crowther 36M||5:50:13|
|2, Michael Arnstein 32M||5:50:58|
|3, Matt Woods 30M||5:54:10|
|4, Hal Koerner 33M||6:05:02|
|5, Chad Ricklefs 42M||6:06:51|
|6, Matthew Lavine 35M||6:08:17|
|7, Oz Pearlman 37M||6:09:39|
|8, Ben Ingram 32M||6:21:45|
|9, Jon Lawler 46M||6:24:20|
|10, Devon Crosby-Helms 27F||6:29:21|
|11, Scott Jurek 36M||6:31:12|
|12, Josh Brimhall 34M||6:32:13|
|13, Andrew Mason 37M||6:34:36|
|14, David James 31M||6:36:00|
|15, Timothy Smith 38M||6:44:08|
|16, Kyle Cashin 39M||6:44:55|
|17, Vladimir Banas 40M||6:46:22|
|18, Jeffry Buechler 35M||6:47:40|
|19, Ian Torrence 37M||6:48:14|
|20, Bradley Adams 31M||6:49:40|
|21, Mark Cucuzzella 43M||6:54:06|
|22, Lucas Marsak 30M||6:54:55|
|23, Meghan Arbogast 48F||6:56:05|
|24, Mike Vance 46M||6:59:10|
|25, Annette Bednosky 42F||7:02:52|
Good Luck JFK Runners!
Good luck to the 1,000+ entrants tackling the JFK50 today. We'll be rooting for you!
Sounds like a packed elite field, according to this great article from the Herald-Mail. Devon Crosby-Helms and Meghan Arbogast will take on Annette Bednosky, while the Men's field is ridiculous:
*Hal Koerner, 2x Western States winner.
* Scott Jurek, 7x Western States winner.
*Bob Adams, 29, of Knoxville, Tenn.
*Michael Arnstein, 32, of New York City
*Josh Brimhall, 34, of Henderson, Nev.
*Jason Bryant, 37, of Elkin, N.C.
*Greg Crowther, 36, of Seattle
*Wynn Davis, 28, of River Falls, Wis.
*David James, 31, of Somers, N.Y.
*Matt Lavine, 35, of Crystal Lake, Ill.
*Chad Ricklefs, 42, of Boulder, Colo.
*Jim Sweeney, 28, of Albany, N.Y.
*Ian Torrence, 37, of Ashland, Ore.The Herald-Mail also did a wonderful six-part series interviewing runners from various walks of life tackling the JFK50. It's a great read, and includes some fun photos and video clips with the interviewees:
Part 1 - Couple to finish 3rd JFK together
Part 2 - For Kitchen, JFK is grueling and special
Part 3 - Midshipman to compete in her first ultra at JFK
Part 4 - Greencastle man goes for finish #5
Part 5 - Rhoderick takes JFK in stride
Part 6 - JFK is a family affair for the Louderbacks
Be sure to leave a comment on their great pre-coverage of the event. I would love to see more. You can also check out Tom Sperduto's blog for some awesome pictures (it's always nice to have professional photographers running the event; the photo above is from his blog). Have a great run, everyone!