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Run It Fast’s Extreme Racer Standings (thru March 2016)

Run It Fast’s Extreme Racer Standings (thru March 2016)

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Run It Fast Extreme Racer Standings

Closing out the first quarter of 2016 and our Extreme Racer Competition is in full swing with some very impressive numbers. This update is through the end of March. Note the equal representation of  women and men in the overall Top 10. Be sure to update your points for April as soon as your April races are finished. Looking for races to enter? Be sure to check out the Run It Fast – Club Race Discounts in the Facebook group. We strive to have a strong Run It Fast presence at all of these fantastic races.

Leading the women is RIF #525 Karen Vollan with 459.8 points. Second place, RIF #473 Teal Clark with 314.4 points. Coming in third place is RIF #159 Diane Bolton with 277 points.

Leading the men is RIF #279 George Southgate with 557.4 points. Second place, RIF #190 John Kent Leighton with 395.6 points. Coming in third place is RIF #486 Mark McCaslin with 323 points.

Here are the standings through March:

Extreme Racer Top Ten Leaderboard

  1. George Southgate – 557.4 points (RIF #279)
  2. Karen Vollan – 459.8 points (RIF #525)
  3. John Kent Leighton – 395.6 points (RIF #190)
  4. Mark McCaslin – 323 points (RIF #486)
  5. Sal Coll – 316.15 points (RIF #425)
  6. Teal Clark – 314.4 points (RIF #473)
  7. Diane Bolton – 277 points (RIF #159)
  8. Kit Brazier – 200.78 points (RIF #548)
  9. Chuck Engle – 209.6 points (RIF #70)
  10. Cheryl Bryll – 201.2 points (RIF #432)

Extreme Racer Women’s Leaderboard

  1. Karen Vollan – 459.8 points (RIF #525)
  2. Teal Clark – 314.4 points (RIF #473)
  3. Diane Bolton – 277 points (RIF #159)
  4. Kit Brazier – 200.78 points (RIF #548)
  5. Cheryl Bryll – 201.2 points (RIF #432)
  6. Maricris Beauchamp – 196.60 points (RIF #518)
  7. Suzanne Michelson – 191.2 points (RIF #280)
  8. Marylou Corino – 187.2 points (RIF #410)
  9. Michelle Lenahan – 114.4 points (RIF #283)
  10. Jennifer Liles-Dorris – 99.9 points (RIF #398)
  11. Christy Bowers – 99.3 points (RIF #60)
  12. Shannon Miller – 39.3 points (RIF #338)
  13. Tiffani Glass – 61.99 points (RIF #328)
  14. Michelle Talbott – 42.4 points (RIF #527)
  15. Andrea Kooiman – 39.3 points (RIF #404)
  16. Robin Crouch – 29.3 points (RIF #208)
  17. Angie Whitworth Pace – 29.3 points (RIF #447)
  18. Jill Williams – 28.6 points (RIF #521)
  19. Lisa Gonzales – 13.1 points (RIF #5)
  20. Erin Goetz – 11 points (RIF #443)

Extreme Racer Men’s Leaderboard

  1. George Southgate – 557.4 points (RIF #279)
  2. John Kent Leighton – 395.6 points (RIF #190)
  3. Mark McCaslin – 323 points (RIF #486)
  4. Sal Coll – 316.15 points (RIF #425)
  5. Chuck Engle – 209.6 points (RIF #70)
  6. Shane Tucker – 146.2 points (RIF #337)
  7. Michael SK Mortensen – 110.6 points (RIF #553)
  8. Scotty Winston – 107.5 points (RIF #364)
  9. Joshua Holmes – 93 points (RIF #1)
  10. Karl Studtmann – 78.6 points (RIF #221)
  11. Michael Dasalla – 66.5 points (RIF #411)
  12. Jeff Liu – 57.2 points (RIF #275)
  13. Mike Samuelson – 57.2 points (RIF #282)
  14. Stewart Crouch – 42.4 points (RIF #89)
  15. Arland Blanton – 26.2 points (RIF #290)
  16. Steven Smith – 26.2 points (RIF #387)

 

“You don’t run against a bloody stop watch, do you hear?  A runner runs against himself, against the best that’s in him.  Not against a dead thing of wheels and pulleys.  That’s the way to be great, running against yourself.  Against all the rotten mess in the world.  Against God, if you’re good enough.”  ~Bill Persons

[Extreme Racer points are rewarded per each racing mile completed. Example: marathon = 26.2 points, half marathon 13.1 points, etc.

 

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Lemi Berhanu Hayle Wins 120th Boston Marathon (Results)

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Ethiopia’s Lemi Berhanu Hayle easily won the 120th Boston Marathon on Patriot’s Day with a time of 2:12:45. Hayle’s powerful close over the last 5K left last year’s winner Lelisa Desisa nearly a minute back

Desisa finished in second place in 2:13:32. Yemane Adhane Tsegay passed Wesley Korir to claim third place in 2:14:02. Korir finished fourth in 2:14:05.

2016 Boston Marathon Top 10 Male Results

  1. Lemi Berhanu Hayle (Ethiopia) – 2:12:45
  2. Lelisa Desisa (Ethiopia) – 2:13:32
  3. Yemane Adhane Tsegay (Ethiopia) – 2:14:02
  4. Wesley Korir (Kenya) – 2:14:05
  5. Paul Lonyangata (Kenya) – 2:15:45
  6. Sammy Kitwara (Kenya) – 2:16:43
  7. Stephen Chebogut (Kenya) – 2:16:52
  8. Abdi Nageeye (Netherlands) – 2:18:05
  9. Getu Feleke (Ethiopia) – 2:18:46
  10. Zachary Hine (USA) – 2:21:37

Congrats to Zachary Hine on being the first finisher from the United States. He finished in 2:21:37.

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Ethiopia’s Atsede Baysa surprised almost everyone by winning the 120th Boston Marathon. She was the top female to finish after passing Tirfi Tsegaye in the last 10K and just getting stronger and stronger until she reached the finish line. She beat Tsegaye by 44 seconds.

Tsegaye finished in 2:30:03. Third place went to Joyce Chepkirui (KEN) in 2:30:50.

2016 Boston Marathon Top 10 Female Results

  1. Atsede Baysa (Ethiopia) – 2:29:19
  2. Tirfi Tsegaye (Ethiopia) – 2:30:03
  3. Joyce Chepkirui (Kenya) – 2:30:50
  4. Jelena Prokopcuka (LVA) – 2:32:28
  5. Valentine Kipketer (Kenya) – 2:33:13
  6. Flomena Cheyech Daniel (Kenya) – 2:33:40
  7. Buzunesh Deba (Ethiopia) – 2:33:56
  8. Fate Tola (Ethiopia) – 2:34:38
  9. Neely Spence Gracey (USA) – 2:35:00
  10. Mamitu Daska (Ethiopia) – 2:37:31

Congrats to Neely Spence Gracey on being the first female finisher from the United States. She ran a strong race and finished in 2:35:00 with a big gap over second American, Sarah Crouch.

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120th Boston Marathon Live Coverage (2016)

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Kenneth Williams finished the Boston Marathon in 4:57:51. It’s about Kenneth’s 14th Boston Marathon finish. Congrats, Kenneth! #RunItFast

RIF’s Linzie Starr finished the Boston Marathon in 5:19:43. Congrats!! #RunItFast

Run It Fast’s Angie Whitworth Pace finished the Boston Marathon in 4:28:30. Congrats, Angie!!! #RunItFast

Run It Fast’s Kendra Fields Schoffstall finishes the Boston Marathon in 4:38:36. Congrats, Kendra!! #RunItFast

He did it! RIF #33 Robin Robbins finished the Boston Marathon in 4:12:11. Congrats, Robin! Dreams do come true with a vision and hard work. Proud of you my friend! ‪#‎HylandsFYFL‬ ‪#‎RunItFast‬

Legendary RIF member Dallas Smith, at 75 yo, finishes another Boston Marathon. This one in 4;07:25. #RunItFast

Run It Fast’s Aimee Shilling finishes in 3:53:03. Congrats, Aimee!

Run It Fast members Cary Morgan finishes 3:46:05 and Jen Metcalf finishes in 3:54:36.

Run It Fast’s Kevin Gerteisen finishes in 3:47:30.

Run It Fast’s Nadia Ruiz finishes in 3:35:43.

Run It Fast’s Michelle Bischoff finishes strong with a time of 3:34:11. Congrats, Michelle! #RunItFast

RIF’s Linzie Starr hits halfway in 2:19:03. Projected for a 4:42 finish.

Run It Fast’s David Dye finishes in 4:01:03.

Run It Fast’s Dean Karnazes finishes in 3:48:58.

Mas Korima’s Patrick Sweeney finishes in 3:23:13.

#HylandsFYFL Robin Robbins hits halfway in 2:00:28.

Run It Fast’s Tim Christoni finishes the Boston Marathon in 3:11:39.

RIF Angie Whitworth Pace hits half in 2:08:55. Tim Christoni is at 40k and close to a finish.

RIF Roy Tamaz 1:54:15 half marathon split.

Run It Fast member rundown:

  • Robin Robbins 10K in 56:07
  • Dallas Smith 10K in 53:57
  • Angie Whitworth Pace 15K in 1:26:27
  • Jen Metcalf 15K in 1:21:20
  • David Dye 25K in 2:03:01
  • Michelle Bischof 15K in  1:15:08
  • Aimee Shilling 15K in 1:15:16
  • Roy Tamaz 15K in 1:19:47
  • Tim Christoni 30K in 2:13:20
  • Kendra Fields Schoffstall 10K in 58:11
  • Kevin Gerteisen 25K in 2:05:21

Congrats to the top 3 men and women:

Men

  1. Lemi Berhanu Hayle (Ethiopia) – 2:12:45
  2. Lelisa Desisa (Ethiopia) – 2:13:32
  3. Yemane Adhane Tsegay (Ethiopia) – 2:14:02

Women

  1. Atsede Baysa (Ethiopia) – 2:29:19
  2. Tirfi Tsegaye (Ethiopia) – 2:30:03
  3. Joyce Chepkirui (Kenya) – 2:30:50

Tsegay takes Korir for 3rd place. Korir finishes in 4th.

Desisa, last year’s champ, finishes in 2nd place.

Lemi Berhanu Hayle (Ethiopia) WINS the 120th Boston Marathon in 2:12:45. Hayle is just 21 years old.

Men: Hayle has a dominating lead. It’s been a coronation jaunt for him the last few miles. He will win the Boston Marathon.

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Atsede Baysa (Ethiopia) is the female winner of the 120th Boston Marathon in 2:29:19 in a remarkable come from behind win.

Less than a mile left for Baysa and she is in control and will win the Boston Marathon barring an absolute disaster. She’s left the field and Tsegaye far behind.

Baysa is in a solid lead now by about 10 seconds. She is looking strong and getting stronger as she passes 40k.

The women are neck in neck now between Tsegaye and Baysa.

Tsegaye is currently leading the women with about a 5 second lead over Joyce.

Run It Fast’s David Dye has hit the half way point in 1:39:57.

Top 3 women through 35k

  1. Tirfi Tsegaye 2:04:19
  2. Joyce Chepkirui 2:04:29
  3. Valentine Kipketer 2:04:40

Run It Fast’s Robin Robbins has been spotted before the start of his race. He’s part of the Hylands Find Your Finish Line team. Robin’s journey and story to get to this race is quite amazing.

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Mas Korima’s Patrick Sweeney hits the half way point in 1:25:35 wearing Luna sandals and a kilt.

At the half way point the top men stand as:

  1. Yemane Tsegay – 1:06:45
  2. Getu Feleke – 1:06:46
  3. Lemi Hayle – 1:06:46

At the half way point the top three women stand as:

  1. Tirfi Tsegaye – 1:15:33
  2. Valentine Kipketer – 1:15:34
  3. Joyce Chepkirui – 1:15:34

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Late start to our 120th Boston Marathon live coverage. Someone had to get the kids ready for and to school this morning.

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Run It Fast’s Extreme Racer Standings (thru February 2016)

Run It Fast’s Extreme Racer Standings (thru February 2016)

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I hope the close of February has brought spring to many of your doorsteps. It is the greatest time of year for running, when we can finally begin to shed some layers and leave our gloves and ear warmers at home. Here in the great state of Tennessee, Mother Nature has not yet decided if she’s trying to cling to a few more days of chill temperatures or if she’s ready to sling us forward into the brutal Tennessee summer heat and humidity. There’s not much in between here. Those of you signed up for Run It Fast’s Jackal Marathon series have that wonderful humidity to look forward to in just a few months.

Thinking back on the first two colder months of the year, our Extreme Racer Competition is off to a great start for January and February. RIF’s women are kicking tail, taking 7 of the top 10 overall spots for February. Leading the way on the women’s leaderboard is RIF #473 Teal Clark with 222.7 points. Coming in second place, only 8 points behind, is RIF #525 Karen Vollan with 214.4 points. And sliding into third place is RIF #548 Kit Brazier with 200.78 points.

Leading the men is RIF #279 George Southgate with a whopping 364.7 points. Taking second place is the 2015 Extreme Racer winner, RIF #190 John Kent Leighton with 307.4 points. Coming in third place is RIF #425 Sal Coll with 289.95 points.

Here are the standings through February:

Extreme Racer Top Ten Leaderboard
1. George Southgate – 364.7 points (RIF #279)
2. John Kent Leighton – 307.4 points (RIF #190)
3. Sal Coll – 289.95 points (RIF #425)
4. Teal Clark – 222.7 points (RIF #473)
5. Karen Vollan – 214.4 points (RIF #525)
6. Kit Brazier – 200.78 points (RIF #548)
7. Diane Bolton – 177.8 points (RIF #159
8. Cheryll Bryll – 170.2 points (RIF 432)
9. Suzanne Michelson – 151.9 points (RIF #280)
10. Marylou Corino – 119.2 points (RIF #410)

Extreme Racer Women’s Leaderboard

1. Teal Clark – 222.7 points (RIF #473)
2. Karen Vollan -214.4 points (RIF #525)
3. Kit Brazier – 200.78 points (RIF #548)
4. Diane Bolton – 177.8 point (RIF #159)
5. Cheryll Bryll – 170.2 points (RIF #432)
6. Suzanne Michelson – 151.9 points (RIF #280)
7. Marylou Corino – 119.2 points (RIF #410)
8. Christy Bowers – 86.2 points (RIF #60)
9. Jennifer Liles-Dorris – 61.7 points (RIF #398)
10. Tiffani Glass – 44.6 points (RIF #328)
11. Shannon Miller – 39.3 points (RIF #338)
12. Andrea Kooiman – 39.3 points (RIF #404)
13. Robin Crouch – 29.3 points (RIF #208)
14. Angie Whitworth Pace – 29.3 points (RIF #447)
15. Michelle Talbott – 29.3 points (RIF #527)
16. Jill Williams – 25.5 points (RIF #521)
17. Lisa Gonzales – 13.1 points (RIF #5)
18. Erin Goetz – 11 points (RIF #443)

Extreme Racer Men’s Leaderboard
1.George Southgate – 364.7 points (RIF #279)
2. John Kent Leighton – 307.4 (RIF #190)
3. Sal Coll – 289.95 (RIF #425)
4. Shane Tucker – 90.6 points (RIF #337)
5. Karl Studtman – 78.6 (RIF #221)
6. Scotty Winston – 78.2 points (RIF #364)
7. Joshua Holmes – 62 points (RIF #1)
8. Mike Samuelson – 57.2 points (RIF #282)
9. Stewart Crouch – 42.4 points (RIF #89)
10. Steven Smith – 26.2 (RIF #387)

 

“Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts.” -Steve Prefontaine

The majority of us, myself included, run races knowing that we will likely never finish in the top. But of course, that is not why we race. No matter what your reason is for racing, it adds a certain amount of value to our lives and it adds value to the lives of those around you. Racing provides a certain determination and focus for the long, grueling, lonesome hours that we put in training beforehand. And it also provides a satisfaction after a strong finish, knowing that we worked hard for it, or a lesson learned after a rough day battling it out. Whatever your reason is for racing, whether it’s for the win, for the Extreme Racer points, or for the depth it adds to your life, keep going strong, and keep sharing those moments with the people around you.

 

[Extreme Racer points are rewarded per each racing mile completed. Example: marathon = 26.2 points, half marathon 13.1 points, etc.]

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