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Dave James Smokes the Javelina 100

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Fountain Hills, Arizona, November 1. Dave James of Trumbull, Connecticut smoked the field and the course in winning the seventh annual Javelina Jundred. James' time of 14:20:54 was over an hour faster than Karl Meltzer's course record.

Bev Anderson-Abbs of Red Bluff, California was the women's winner. Both James and Anderson-Abbs cruised to victory and led from wire to wire. At 27 hours into the race, only 73 of the 250 starters had finished. The race has a 30-hour time limit.

The race, which is held in McDowell Mountain Park, is run on a 16-mile loop that features a 680-foot climb and descent each loop. This year's weather was warm and breezy in the afternoon, with a high temperature of 83 degrees F. The Halloween race featured many competitors in costume.

1. Dave James, 31, Trumbull, CT, 14:20:54 (new course record, old record 15:25:10 by Karl Meltzer, 2006)
2. Mark Matyazic, 45, Irvine, CA, 17:22:09
3. Jerome Jourdan, 35, Phoenix, AZ, 18:32:25
4. Tracy Moore, 48, El Cajon, CA, 18:43:49
5. Fred Roberts, 49, Tucson, AZ, 19:50:47

1. Beverly Anderson-Abbs, 45, Red Bluff, CA, 18:48:05
2. Brenda Corona, 48, Escondido, CA, 20:36:46
3. Elizabeth Murphy, 49, Escondido, CA, 21:15:25
4. Kara Scarbrough, 34, San Diego, CA, 21:42:57
5. Veronika Swidrack, 37, Radfeld, Austria, 22:58:26