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Kenyan shatters Litchfield Hills Road Race record (06-11-18)


Sami Glass of Goshen was the sixth female finisher and was 24th overall in the Litchfield Hills Road Race on Sunday. ~ BZ photos

It was a record-setting day at the Litchfield Hills Road Race on Sunday.

Taking advantage of ideal racing conditions, Linus Kiplagat of Kenya won the race in a LHRR record 33:17. His time broke the record of 33:21 set by Godfrey Kiprotich in 1997. Margaret Wamahigg, a Kenyan, was the first female finisher with a time of 39:29.

Winner Linus Kiplagat makes the turn onto West Street.

Tyler Pennel of Blowing Rock, N.C., was second in 33:34 and Isaac Mukundi of Kenya third in 33:52.

Colin Gannon, a former Litchfield High standout, was 13th in 38:34. Brandon Leclair of Goshen was 15th in 39:34 and Sami Glass of Goshen was 24th in 42:38. Glass was the sixth female finisher. Jim Zoldy of Goshen was 32nd in 44:08.

Drone video courtesy of Peter Tavino

LHRR Director John Clock hands the first-place trophy to Luis Kilplagat.

Runner up Tyler Pennel of Blowing Rock, N.C.

Doyle Finan completes his 42nd LHRR.

Race co-founder Billy Neller shows the way to the finish line.

Patty Dauten of Bantam

Berta Andrulis Mette and Bill Andrulis finish another LHRR.

Aletha Abbott (130), Carol Jones (185) and friends finish the race.

Wilma Joas hits the finish line.

Ian Campbell finishes with a smile.

Litchfield High seniors Randi Brandt, left, and Lexi Honigmann

Leo Kulinski took a spill in the last mile but still finished for the 42nd time.

Jim and JoJo Moore celebate their finish.

Katie Pratt of Bantam

Brian Malarkey of Litchfield

Peter Tavino of Litchfield

Caroline Donovan, right, of Litchfield, and Ella Demers of Northfield.

Christina Orsini of Northfield

Dan Kobylenski of Goshen


Lily Markavich, 8, of Litchfield, was the youngest finisher.

John Cullen of Litchfield surges across the finish line.

Sinead McKenna, right, of Litchfield, and Monica McClane.

Jetmira Jakupi and Muhamet Ajazi, both of Morris.

Dean Birdsall of Bantam powers to the finish line.

Sarah Carpenter of Litchfield

Meghan Sandrib of Litchfield

Bette McKenna of Morris

Greg Stone of Bantam and his son, Bryce.

John Sudol of Morris

Ryan Murphy of Litchfield

Brynn Bergin of Goshen and Mateo Tiul of Litchfield.

Elizabeth Binstadt of Litchfield

Sherri Odell was the first Litchfield female finisher.

Mike Main of Litchfield finishes strong.

Jim Zoldy, left, of Goshen, was 32nd overall.

Sami Glass of Goshen was 24th overall.

Brandon Leclair of Goshen was 15th.

Former LHS standout Colin Gannon was 13th.

Runner up Tyler Pennel heads for the finish line.

Race winner Linus Kilplagat

Tim Wilcox, center, makes the turn onto Meadow Street.

Colin Gannon was quick from the start.

Tim McAlpin, center, of Litchfield, turns onto Meadow Street.

The pack surges down West Street.

The 42nd LHRR is underway.

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