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The Western Mass. Athletic Club’s annual Fat 50 Fun Run was held on December 31. It was run on a 5.5 mile loop in the center of North Adams. Runners could choose to just run one loop or finish 5.5 of them to complete the 50K distance. There were 23 starters in the event.
The forecast of snow kept the numbers of entrants low compared to previous years.
Western Mass.Athletic Club member, Bob Dion, established an early lead and held on to finish the 50k (31 mile) distance in a time of 3 hours and 55 minutes. This was the 10th victory for Dion in the 20 year history of the event.
Roberts, winner of the Main Track Club 50 Mile Race this past October, completed the distance in 4 hours and 23 minutes.
Other finishers for various distances are as follows:
Finishers in the 50K
|1||Bob Dion||50||Readsboro, VT||3:55|
|2||Seth Roberts||54||Springfield, MA||4:23|
|3||Dick Hoch||65||Fishers Island, NY||6:27|
|4||Andy Cable||40||Shelton, CT||6.48|
20 Mile Finisher:
14.5 mile Finishers:
11 mile Finishers:
8.5 miles or less: