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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Hoops for Life Two

Cape Girardeau, MO -- July 23, 2011
(Results @ Cape Road Runners: )
(Race photos available from Goddard Photography:  )

What could ever top 2010's Hoops for Life?  Answer: Hoops for Life Two.  No words are necessary as the numbers say it all...562 entries, 17:55 new male course record, 21:09 new female course record, and most impressive, $9,100.00 for Pediatric Brain Tumor Research.  Sahara "Hoops" Aldridge once again works her magic to pull the local running community together for what is becoming the biggest birthday party in the region.  Another special day organized by two special individuals for a very special little girl.

Bryan Kelpe blisters the course in a record-setting time of 17:55.  Diane Strong makes a statement that she will be a force to be reckoned with over the coming months.  Other winners were:

U19     Jacob Cieslewicz (19:19)
20-29 – Dustin Farrar (21:43)
30-39 – Andy Johnson (20:23)
40-49 – Joe Wndeknecht (19:49)
50+    – Ron Rosati (22:59)
U19   – Kristen Dippold (21:19)
20-29 – Julie Wunderlich (21:47)
30-39 – Nichole Clippard (22:35)
40-49 – Carol Winter (26:44)
50+    – Carol Dippold (26:43)

Hoops for Life Two -- July 23, 2011 (Photo by Amy Aldridge)

Kiwanis Park is overtaken by the 500+ participants.  (Photo by Taylor Vaughan)

Overall Winner Bryan Kelpe (Photo by Amy Aldridge).

Female Overall Winner Diane Strong.

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