2004 Loop Wrapup

744 finishers enjoyed a beautiful day at the “Rez”.

It was a little breezy for the spectators in the meadow but with the sun shining, the runners warmed up quickly. A little more than 38 minutes after the start, Tommy Nohilly crossed the finish line. Erica Merrill, first woman, completed the course in just over 50 minutes. At 13 years old, Colby DelBene finished in 40th place with a time of 48:46! Watch out future Loop runners – Colby will only get faster as he grows stronger.

George “Cannonball” Buchanan, at age 45, continued his streak of strong performances, finishing in fifth place with a time of 41:44. We do sympathize with Geoff Steadman, first finisher this year to fail to break an hour – ah, so close Geoff (only 6 seconds over). Wait till next year.