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Clement, Gardner Win at Burning River

 
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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, August 3. Tim Clement of Solon, Ohio won the 2nd annual Burning River 100 Mile
Run that finished here today. Connie Gardner of Medina, Ohio set a new women's course record, and
placed second overall.

Starting in Willoughby Hills, Ohio, the run follows the scenic Cuyahoga River Valley Corridor though the
Cleveland Metroparks, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and Metro Parks Serving Summit County before
finishing in downtown Cuyahoga Falls. 139 runners started the race, and 89 finished within the 30-hour
time limit.

Men
1. Tim Clement, 47, Solon, OH, 17:40
2. Richard Lilly, 45, Shelby, NC, 19:37
3. Chris Petit, 35, Wexford, PA, 20:15
4. Matthew Chaffin, 40, Manlius, NY, 20:45
5. Bob Huber, 50, Baltimore, MD, 20:56

Women
1. Connie Gardner, 44, Medina, OH, 18:21 (new course record, old record 22:04:13 by Dawn Malone, 2007)
2. Jenny Chow, 44, Long Valley, NJ, 22:06
3. Dawn Malone, 42, Solon, OH, 22:18
4. Kim Martin, 42, Medina, OH, 23:04
5. Starshine Blackford, 32, Columbus, OH, 23:25

Photo at left: Richard Lilly of Shelby, North Carolina finished third overall (photo by Dan Dudek)