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Regional Race Report: Patrick Henry Half Marathon (VA)

Date: 
08/27/2008 - 11:51

phenry08shelton.jpg August 27, 2008 from www.runwashington.com (Virginia) Brian Shelton (photo) and Amanda Luksetich each won their first career half marathons at the Patrick Henry Half Marathon held in perfect summer running conditions in Ashland, VA. Temperatures were in the low 60s for the 7 a.m. race start. Shelton, 29, of Richmond who made his decisive move four miles into the race from a three-man lead group, won by well more than a minute in 1:17:37 for his first half marathon victory. "There was a downhill around mile four," said Shelton. "I attacked going down and I just didn't let up going up the other side. They couldn't stay with me. This is my first half marathon win and hopefully not my last."

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