Race HQ in Lithia Park
Race finish area in Lithia Park
Co-race director Ian Torrence
Dave Dunham before the race
Jim Johnson before the race
Co-race director Hal Koerner and his dad
Aaron Saft before the race
Dan Verrington before the race
Runners gather at the start
Max King (Bend, OR) before the race
The Fat Author - Todd Ragsdale
The "Start" line
The Fat Author Todd Ragsdale consults Ian Torrence about race uniform standards
Win "Goodbody" makes an offering (or sacrifice?) to the snow gods.
Runners toe the line
Ian and Hal offer some final thoughts before the race start
One last look at the runners before race start
Aaron Saft leads the pack 100m into the 26.2 mile race
Mid-pack and the race start
Back of the pack at race start
Max King (Bend, OR) is the 2009 USA Trail Marathon Champion just one week after running a 2:19:11 at the ING NYC Marathon.
Max looks back only after crossing the finish line in 2:40:23
Max looses his timing chip - nice service!
Max with his Lithia Loop Trail Marathon finishers (wood) medal
Max talks with Hal after the race
Sam Robinson (Berkeley, CA) in 2nd place - 2:42:54
Sam takes a load off
Max speaks with the local press
Max is mobbed by the local TV news anchor
Aaron Saft (Fletcher, NC) in 3rd place - 2:48:42
Aaron Saft after the race
Greg McMillan (Flagstaff, AZ) in 4th place - 2:54:50
Jim Johnson (Salem, NH) in 5th place - 2:56:57
Jim Johnson post race
Andrew Schupp (Portland, OR) in 6th place - 2:58:35
Ben Evans (Portland, OR) in 7th place - 2:59:15
Ian Sharman (Bend, OR) in 8th place - 3:00:36
Nick Lewis (Ashland, OR) in 9th place - 3:00:50
Dan Verrington (Bradford, MA) in 10th place - 3:03:10
Phil Kochik (Seattle, WA) in 11th place - 3:03:26
Dan Verrington shows off his finishers medal
Tim Olsen (Ashland, OR) in 12th place - 3:06:09
Josh Ward (Mukilteo, WA) in 13th place - 3:07:07
JC Callans (Eagle Point, OR) in 14th place - 3:08:25
Dave Dunham (Bradford, MA) in 16th place - 3:09:36
Scott Dunlap (Woodside, CA) in 17th place - 3:13:43
Scott get his chip removed
Scott wonders is all the pain was worth it - of course it was!
Becca Ward (Mukilteo, WA) is the 2nd woman - 3:16:14
Devon Crosby-Helms (Sausalito, CA) comes home as the 3rd woman - 3:16:20. Go Salomon Racing Team!!
Devon and Becca after the race
Krissy Moehl (Seattle, WA) 4th place woman - 3:17:58
The Mark Godale (Aurora, CA) is 21st overall - 3:18:57
Tim Monaco (Bend, OR) in 22nd overall - 3:19:54
Chris Lundberg (Driggs, ID) in 23rd overall - 3:19:54. Alan Garner has nothing on Chris!
Ellen Parker (Seattle, WA) is 30th overall - 3:30:40
The Fat Author (a.k.a. Todd Ragsdale) come home heavy in 44th overall - 3:43:20.
Max King and the Fat Author mix it up.
Max King takes the big $1000 check.
The National Championship Men's Masters Team - Central Mass Striders (Dan Verrington, Judge Jones, Dave Dunham)
The National Champion Men's Open Team - Central Mass Striders (Dan Verrington, Dave Dunham, Jim Johnson)
The Central Mass Striders show off some hardware