06-30-2006 - Blair Elite Downtown Mile w/Results

WOW! Raced the Blair Elite Downtown Mile, it was an invite only mile race, dubbed as the fastest 4 min milers in the state of Nebraska...Regardless, what an absolutely incredible job on putting this race on, Brindle did a fine job! Top notch, treated the 25 runners like kings!



They announced each and every individual runner with "their accomplishment" right before the start of the race. Loved the looks on some of the college kids when they announced Stenger's 1:52 800m PR!

Likewise when they announced Ben Sandy's 2:24 marathon and 4:17 mile PR's. Dudes were like...damn, that's some range!!! Interesting in talking to Sandy, he "rarely" ever runs his long runs under 7:00 pace, but has incredible marathon times!?

We ran right before the parade with crowd lined course the whole way! Very good course throughout the town, pretty much a rectangular course. Crowds were pretty loud and supportive the whole way...very, very cool.

Special Tent for runners at the finish...tons of pizza, Gatorade, Red Bull (I passed!), Water, Snickers and more grub. Couldn't have asked for a better set-up.

They look to continue the tradition and hopefully I'll be back next year...if so, I will DEFINITELY "train" towards this one!!! ;)

Interesting that this small town "mile" race actually pays out more than the Omaha Marathon???

Top 7

1st - Aaron Dye - 4:19 ($275)
2nd - Eric Rasmussen - 4:23 ($200)
3rd - Craig Dye - 4:27 ($100)
4th - Micky Kaufman - 4:29 ($75)
5th - Shannon Stenger - 4:30 ($25)
6th - Dan Van Engen - 4:34 ($25)
7th - Keegan Bloomfield - 4:38 ($25)

Remaining Results:
8 Jason Brindle 4:39
9 Ethan Evert 4:40
10 Ben Sandy 4:42
11 Derek Fey 4:47
12 Johnny Dapo 4:48
13 Wol Nymun 4:49
14 Tom Nichols 4:50
15 Dan Staehlin 4:57
16 Gary Dougherty 4:58
17 Nate Huebner 5:10
18 Tyler Petersen 5:15
19 Trever Reeh 5:20
20 Jesse Wohlman 5:23
21 Ben Petersen 5:26
22 Drew Harris 5:30
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