Schoen, Cythlook win 54th Gold Discovery Run

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The race season continues here in Fairbanks, with the Gold Discovery Run taking place Sunday.

The 16.8 mile race commemorates the beginning of the gold rush in the early 20th century.

Gina Cythlook took the crown for the women in the 54th edition of the race, clocking in at 2 hours, 8 minutes and 37 seconds.

On the men's side, it was Erik Schoen claiming gold with a time of 1:53:56 We spoke to Schoen after the race to talk about his experience on the course.

"It feels great. It is my second time running it, I got third a couple years ago. Just a gorgeous day for a run, it is nice a cool, the puddles weren't too big this year, the new section of trail is really nice," Schoen said. "I ran almost the whole race with my buddy Steve, so it was fun to run with my training buddy and it felt good."

Taking silver in the women's division was Megan Binkley (2:10:39), with Beth Zirbes (2:14.:11) following.

Trailing behind Schoen in the men's division was Steve Taylor (1:55:28) and Jacob Parker (2:07:41).

Up next on the race series is the 26th annual Chena Hot Spring Run 'n Soak on Saturday.