Peter Fain breaks own record in Escape from Prison Hill Half-Marathon

Staff report

Thirteen miles is a distance that suits Peter Fain well.

The Truckee runner broke his own event record en route to the win in the Escape from Prison Hill Half-Marathon in Carson City last month. Fain crossed the finish of the hilly half-marathon in 1 hour, 30 minutes, which was more than 6 minutes ahead of runner-up Todd Rose of San Francisco (1:36:37).

Another Truckee runner, Helen Pelster, finished fourth among women and 37th overall (2:16:23), and Rachael Ashley of Incline Village was the fifth woman and 38th overall (2:17:00).

Meanwhile, former Incline Village resident Ross McMahan won the 10K with a time of 49:19, while his 9-year-old son Noah won the 5K in 32:30. Salomon McMahan was second in the 5K (45:33), Josiah McMahan was fourth (45:42) and Sarah McMahan fifth (45:44).

Among other half-marathon finishers from the Tahoe area, Abram Haen of Truckee finished ninth (1:50:16), Dan Baxley of Truckee was 19th (2:05:15), Sean Flanagan of Carnelian Bay was 22nd (2:06:35), Peter Broomhall of Truckee was 35th (2:16:13), Doug Meier of Truckee was 36th (2:16:21), Brad Altman of Tahoe City was 39th (2:17:55), and Wendy Wright of Truckee was the 10th woman and 49th overall (2:22:23).

The half-marathon had a field of 99 finishers.

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