Wednesday, August 19, 2015

2015 Falmouth Road Race: Top ElliptiGO Finishers

Some of the top finishers at this year's Falmouth Road Race are also ElliptiGO riders. Here are some photos I took on Heights Hill near the finish line of these athletes. Nine of the top 17 female runners have done some training on the ElliptiGO. I put a * next to those who are more casual riders. Three of the top twelve men have trained on an ElliptiGO.

2nd place female Sara Hall
4th place Neely Gracy

5th place* Amy Cragg
7th place Alexi Pappas
10th place Liz Costello
12 place Stephanie Dinius and 14th place Clara Santucci
16th place* Katie Dicamillo
17th place* Meghan Peyton
8th place Chris Derrick
10th place Meb Keflezighi
12th place* Zach Hine
170th place Brian Baker-3rd from left (6th age group) ran his 37th consecutive Falmouth Road Race
in the exact time 45:10 that he did 37 years ago in his first Falmouth at 17 years old.
Brian started supplementing his training with the ElliptiGO this winter and it is
paying off for him with faster times and healthier running.

Frank Shorter (no shirt) won Falmouth in 1975 and 1976.
Last year I talked with him about riding the ElliptiGO. Frank has one!
Here is my post on the top ElliptiGO races at last year's Falmouth Road Race and Falmouth Mile (which was not held this year).

I finally got a chance to start reading Paul Clerici's new book History of the Falmouth Road Race. I just take photos for fun since I can't run anymore, but I am thrilled to see that four photos I took of the race last year are included in the book.

And of course, this is how I get to my spot on Heights Hill where I photograph the race.
I grew up about a half mile from the finish line and ran this hill and these roads
hundreds and hundreds of times!

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