Local Woman Wins Marathon
Park City native, Laura Blake, won the 27th Front Range Marathon
over an elite field of the best long distance runners in the country. Laura's
time of 2 hr. 28 min. 21 sec. was only 2 minutes off the women's course record
set last year by Sarah Rawlings. Kathy Lasker and Lisa Peterson finished second
and third, respectively. Laura's victory came on the heels of her performance at
the NCAA Track and Field Championships, in which she placed second running for
||1. Peter Teagan
||San Antonio, Texas
|2. Kyle Wills
|3. Jason Wu
||1. Laura Blake
||Park City, Colorado
|2. Kathy Lasker
|3. Lisa Peterson
In an exciting race, Peter Teagan of San Antonio, Texas, used a finishing
kick to win the men's marathon for the second straight year, in a time of
2 hr. 12 min. 34 sec. Ahead for much of the race, Kyle Wills of Billings, Montana,
finished second, when he could not match Teagan's finishing pace. Jason Wu of
Cutler, Colorado, placed third in a very competitive field.
This year's race through downtown Boulder boasted the largest field in the
marathon's history, with over 9500 men and 6700 women competing. Race conditions
were perfect with low humidity and temperatures that never exceeded 85°.
Highway 6 Reopens
Highway 6 will reopen this Friday, May 3rd, after a final safety
inspection. A late blizzard delayed road crews, marking this as one of the
latest dates for the highway's reopening on record.
Rising to an elevation of 12,351 feet at Grace Pass, Highway 6 is a main link
between Park City and Lake Elton. The reopening of the road is one of the annual signs
that summer is near and the tourist season will soon be upon us!