Sunday, August 03, 2008

Beach to Beacon race, Cape Elizabeth, ME

Copy & paste this & see the clips of the runners!
Bib 6128
Overall Place 641
First Name ANDREW
Last Name WORD
State ME
Gun Time 46:44
Division M2024
Net Time 44:25

So out of either 6000 or 7000 runners he placed #641.
You can go to the site &you can watch the clip of the runners you actually hear the annoucer say Andrew Word of Pownal @ about the 46:40 min mark. (there is a clock from the race just about 1/2 way on my screen) Pretty cool, but I can't see him!
Go to

Click on 'home' box

It will come up with top stories

Click on the one that starts Muge----- (this is the winner's name) Then on the side you will see clips of the race, click on the time frame starting @ 45 mins.

CAPE ELIZABETH (NEWS CENTER) -- Two runners from Kenya won this year's TD Banknorth Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race.

25-year-old Ed Muge was the winner in the men's division, with a time of 27:52. 41-year-old Edith Musai was the top women's finisher with a time of 31:55.

For the men, Maregu Zewdie of Ethiopia took second place at 27:53 and third place went to Kiplimo Kimutai of Kenya at 27:58.

Liudmila Bikasheva of New York placed second among women with a time of 32:03 and third place went to Yuri Kano of Japan with a time of 32:16.

Ben True of North Yarmouth finished the race in just over 31 minutes. The first Maine woman to place was Kristin Berry of Scarborough with a time of 34:30. Berry's time of 34:30 set a new record for female runners from Maine.

In the wheelchair divisions, Patrick Doak of Concord, MA won for the third time and Jackie Lupenowski had the top time for women.

The race attracts runners from far and wide -- this year's entrants came from 44 states and 14 countries. For many of the runners, the goal is simply to finish. This year's field included three guys dressed in Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles costumes, were passing a pizza box back and forth. They occasionally handed a slice to a spectator along the race route. All three finished the race in under 38 minutes (click on the 35:0-40:00 Finish Line clip to see for yourself)

As always, runners found support all along the course, which starts near Crescent Beach State Park and ends near the Portland Head Light at Fort Williams.

The Beach to Beacon was started 11 years ago by Olympic gold medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson, who could be seen running along Route 77 early Saturday morning.

1 comment:

Alyson & Ford said...

This was exciting! So glad AW finished up in the top 10%!