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Saturday, October 23, 1993

Cape Girardeau Half Marathon/5K

This was the first half marathon I had attempted and it was definitely a learning experience.  Being a newbie to the SE Missouri area I thought this race looked challenging.  Knowing little about long distance training, I had the assumption that if I could run 10 miles I could race a half marathon so I did my long runs up to 10 miles.  Needless to say, during the race itself, I felt pretty good up to the 10 mile mark - the last 5K was grueling and I had to take the next day of work off because my feet hurt badly.  However, I was hooked on distance racing.  I finished in 1:23:12 and ninth overall but first place in the 25-29 age group. 

The "Starr" of the day was Randy Starr of Jefferson City, Missouri who ventured down to set a new course record in a time of 1:09:10.  He was followed by Marc Romine in 1:12:33, David Baker in 1:14:38, Kenny McFerron in 1:16:20 and Farron Toler in 1:18:37 to round out the top 5 overall finishers. 

Barbara Mueller won the women's Overall title with a 1:31:01 time. 

The 5K winners were Sammy Shah in 17:22 and Misty Dubman in 21:49, both Cape Girardeau residents.

- KHammes

1 comment:

  1. Those are some smoking times. First half marathon in 1:23 is unreal.