Fairbanksan wins 32nd Midnight Sun Run

Submitted 2 years 2 months ago by jcook.

FAIRBANKS-It was a bit cloudy and a little damp out but that didn't stop almost 3800 people running, walking or just having plain fun in their costumes on the 10K course of the 32nd Midnight Sun Run. It started at the UAF Patty Center and ended right in Pioneer Park.

Chris Eversman of Fairbanks won his first Midnight Sun Run finishing in 34:21. Kyle Hanson was second in 34:36 and Devin McDowell was third in 35:07.

"It wasn't the fastest run I've ever had but technically it was probably one of the hardest," Eversman said. "Coming from behind about halfway through I finally took the lead and then kind of gutted it out till' the end and had everybody at Riverview supporting me on the way in. It was a tough race but it was fun."

If those names sound familiar it's because nine of the top 10 finishers are from the Interior. Ester's Erich Hoefler was fourth. Thomas Girardot from West Point, New York was tenth overall and their first runner to finish from the Lower 48.

Katie Krehlik, from Anchorage, wins back to back Midnight Sun Run women's titles. She came in 18th overall with a 38:04 time, besting her winning time of 39:14 last year. She was also the first person with a costume to finish this year's race.

For full results here--http://results.chronotrack.com/event/results/event/event-8106?lc=en