Walker, Sproston Win at Massanutten
Front Royal, Virginia, May 18. Todd Walker won the annual Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 Mile Run with a time of 20:58:53, edging Keith Kipling by nine minutes. Kipling held a small
lead for much of the race, with Walker passing him for first place after 65 miles. Walker maintained a lead of four to nine minutes until Kipling made one last charge, closing to within one
minute at the Elizabeth Furnace aid station with five miles to go. But Walker responded with a surge on the subsequent climb and pulled away to the win.
Amy Sproston led wire to wire for the women’s win in 26:08:57.
Men: 1. Todd Walker, 41, Amherst, MA, 20:58:53; 2. Keith Kipling, 32, Washington, DC, 21:07:47; 3. Adam Casseday, 27, Beverly, WV, 21:37:37; 4. Harland Peelle, 34, Leesburg, VA, 22:27:58;
5. Mario Raymond, 35, Bowie, MD, 22:39:54.
Women: Amy Sproston, 34, Washington, DC, 26:08:57; 2. Laurel Valley, 45, Porter, ME, 29:04:26; 3. RuthAnn Helfrick, Elysburg, PA, 29:35:56; 4. Kari Brown, 34, Bedford, PA, 31:27:24;
5. Janine Baker, 29, Golden, CO, 31:55:40.