Saturday, June 17, 2006 -- Clarksburg, WV
Greater Clarksburg 10K (iPO Event Id#: 7381)
[Overall Results] [Results by Class]
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[Kid's K and 2-Miler Photos]
Story and photos by JR Petsko
A traditional 10th anniversary gift for a wedding would be tin or aluminum, and no one's really sure what the appropriate 10th anniversary gift for a race would be, but I'll bet it's one that would surely shine.
To celebrate their 10-years, the event offered over $10,000 in prize money, a majic number. With a special United States category which included individuals who are currently U.S. Citizens, and the West Virginia State Championship which included individuals who reside within the State of WV.
Ilona Barvanova of the Ukraine finished 9th overall and 1st for the women in 34:04. Barvanova enjoys training with Lyubov Denisova of Russia, winner of the 2005 Los Angeles Marathon and 3rd for the women at Clarksburg. Megan Metcalf of Canada took 2nd in 34:16. Of Edmonton, Metcalf, holds a 2006 gold medal in NCAA's Cross Country, and was the 2005 NCAA Champion.
The first female Master and female American finisher was Tere Stouffer (35:53) of Tennesee, Knoxville. Jennifer Davis of Morgantown, WV was the first female West Virginia finisher in 37:02.
The classic Kid's K and 2-miler had many entrants. A flood of friends, grandparents, and proud parents lined Clarksburg streets to catch a glimpes of the young runners.
Next year, the Clarksburg 10K crew plans to take the event to the next level. It should be an exciting time, a year of growth, and the perfect way to thank the city that has been so supportive of this great event for 10-years.