Cleveland, Ohio, October 4. Philip McCarthy and Jill Perry were the winners of the inaugural North Coast 24 Hour Endurance Run held at Cleveland’s Edgewater Park. Dave James led the race for more than 100 miles, hitting the 100 mile standard in 13:06:52 before yielding to McCarthy. James retired after 17 hours and 119 miles.
The women’s race was a battle until the end. Perry battled with Connie Gardner through much of the race and then had to hold off strong performances by both Anna Piskorska and Debra Horn to secure the victory.
The race, held on a 0.901-mile paved loop, served as the USATF 24-Hour championship. Forty-one of the 108 starters ran at least 100 miles. Perry’s performance places her as the eighth fastest American woman in the all-time list.
1. Philip McCarthy, 41, New York, NY, 151.51 miles
2. John Geesler, 50, St. Johnsville, NY, 139.41
3. Dan Rose, 32, Washington, DC, 139.28
4. Keith Straw, 54, Malvern, PA, 137.87
5. Tim Clement, 48, Solon, OH, 134.21
1. Jill Perry, 38, Manlius, NY, 136.32
2. Anna Piskorska, 37, Blandon, PA, 132.26
3. Debra Horn, 50, Shaker Heights, OH, 128.93
4. Kim Martin, 44, Lakeville, MN, 123.19
5. Connie Gardner, 45, Medina, OH, 116.19