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Lupo, DiCicco top finishers in 8.8k Loop Run
Kim Lupo and Derek DiCicco were the first female and male finishers in the 31st annual 8.8-kilometer Friday Harbor Loop Run today.
Lupo, 34, finished with a time of 36:46, good enough for seventh overall. DiCicco, 29, finished with a time of 29:53.
Following Lupo in the Top 5 among women: Eirann Cohen, age 16, time 38:17; Jackie Cohen, age 44, time 38:38; Jane Hutchison, age 46, time 38:46; and Laura Brewer, age 48, time 39:01.
Following DiCicco in the Top 5 among men: Kevin McCrabbe, age 29, time 31:43; Jesse Buffum, age 22, time 32:56; Anthony Seabolt, age 41, time 33:23; Nick Roberts, age 15, time 33:28.
The youngest competitor was Cole Wilson, age 4, who finished the event with a time of 1:35:00. The oldest competitor was Robert Warren, age 76, who finished with a respectable 58:16.
There were a total of 181 participants in the event, which helps close out the San Juan County Fair. Awards were presented at 11 a.m. on the main stage.
The run starts in front of Friday Harbor Drug on Spring Street and continues on Warbass Way to Turn Point Road to Pear Point Road to Argyle Avenue to the main gate of the San Juan County Fairgrounds. The run began at 9:15 a.m. as the temperatures began their upward climb to 82 degrees and the humidity hovered at 42 percent.
The length of the course, 8.8 kilometers, is equal to 5.46832 miles.
Of all the runners, Brad Pillow and Teresa DeGraaf have the longest connections to the event. They have been running in the race since it was the Record Run, hosted by the now-long-gone Island Record newspaper. It was sponsored until 2002 by The Journal, which donated the event to Island Rec.
Today, DeGraaf, 50, finished the race with a time of 53:38, good enough for third in her division (50-54 women). Pillow, 59, finished with a time of 1:19:14, good enough for fifth in his division (55-59 men).