Homer Alaska - Sports

Story last updated at 3:40 PM on Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Local athletes compete in state running events



STAFF REPORT

A handful of Homer residents made the long haul to Anchorage last month for the Big Wild Life Runs on Aug. 21.

More than 2,700 people competed in the series of races, which included 26.2-mile, 13.1-mile and 2-kilometer events.

Mike Illg ran the Moose's Tooth Marathon in 3 hours, 55 minutes and 32 seconds.

In the Skinny Raven Half Marathon, Jennifer Booz posted a time of 2:08:32; Andrea Petersen, 2:13:26; and Brandy Super, 3:28:10.

Madilyn Illg and Clara Booz participated in the Children's Hospital at Providence 2-km event.

At least five Homer runners participated in the Aug. 27 Lost Lake Breath of Life Run to benefit cystic fibrosis research. The nearly 16-mile cross-country course follows the U.S. Forest Service Lost Lake trail through the Chugach National Park, reaching a peak elevation of 2,100 feet.

Results may be seen at www.lostlakerun.org/TheRun/Results/Results.htm.

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