Your man Johnny K, another one of our brave masters squad members, chased down USATF NE President, Tom Derderian, down the home stretch. Sorry Mr. President, we rooted for Johnny K in the last 200m of this one. Johnny K narrowly defeated Tom in a stellar time of 79:30.
Next up, Dan Button came storming in just behind his teammate DJ - though he ran a 57:40 - the ladies (and the gents) found the beard the most impressive aspect of his day; look out for the "year of the beard" and follow Button on his blog here. Keep an eye out for a blog update because Button also ran the Stu's 30k the following week! Maybe he will give us some insight on the race via his blog.
Matthew Germain kicked in next with 58:02 - impressive. Especially considering he was diagnosed with a foot infection in the days after the 10 mile.
Time out. Stop Everything. Who is this new kid? New kid!?!? Another new kid? No, wait. Two new kids - Austin Susmann and Ryan Wedge graced SISU with their presence. Though their uniforms were delayed by all the storms we have been having (so they could not show off their colors), these two stormed in with times of 61:13 and 64:39, respectively. Sisu is happy to welcome Austin & Ryan to the squad. We can't wait to see them out in New Bedford. We expected big things - no pressure gentleman.
Next up, Mike "Easy on the Eyes" Grasela. He rounded out the scoring part of the squad for fifth place in a time of 61:12. Rob Lind and Bob Parks made the trip all the way from Vermont to come down and join SISU in their hunt. Bob added to the master's squad in a time of 64:18 and Rob finished his first race back in a time of 65:44 - both ran strong races and SISU appreciates the long trip the Vermont duo took to represent the blue at "the Jones."
And last, but definitely not least for Open Runners, Ian Wright finished in 73:05.
Christopher Stone and Linda Fortunado both represented Sisu at the Claddagh 4 Mile. Linda can't get enough racing in, finishing in 30:44 just a week after her half marathon. Stone ran an impressive 28:00 minutes - not bad for his first race back since last fall.