A bolder Aspen
The Aspen Times’ very own Joel Stonington was the top local finisher in the 28th running of the Bolder Boulder on Memorial Day. Stonington ran the 10-kilometer course (6.2 miles) in 39 minutes, 42 seconds – good for a pace of about one mile every 6 1/2 minutes.But that’s not whole story. After coming across the finish line at Folsom Field, Stonington ran back to the start line, then ran the entire race again with his girlfriend, Piper Foster, who finished in 59:05. “I was exhausted afterward,” said Stonington, an avid biker and soccer player. “Piper wanted me to run it with her, and I can’t really say no to that girl. She’s just too cute.”To note: Stonington – whose middle name is Deny – just might be the best free-agent pickup in the history of The Aspen Times. He was a stellar contributor throughout the winter as of member of Town Race Series juggernaut Fast Times. And Monday, he nuked a two-run homer in the Times’ first co-ed rec league softball game of the season to lead the team to a 9-6 win. Last year the team won two games. No word yet as to whether there’s interest from the Yankees, but Messiah Lutheran Church is rumored to be making a pitch for his services.Rumor has it Stonington also makes some mean guacamole. Following are the results for all the local finishers in this year’s race, which included 46,601 runners, walkers and wheelchair racers:Joel Stonington, 39:42; Steve Skadron, 40:43; Dave Tolen, 46:23; Chris Bendon, 51:25; Troy Hooper, 52:38; Jane Pargiter-Hatem, 53:42; Jasmine Liddington, 54:00; Leslie Miller, 56:23; David Miller, 56:26; Maidy Reside, 57:07; Elaine Crowley, 57:20; Elizabeth Bergdahl, 57:42; Sara Marks, 58:02; Piper Foster, 59:05; Carol Sams, 1:03:28; Janet Miller, 1:08:44; Rian Taylor, 1:10:15; Rebecca Morris, 1:14:23; Polly Lopes, 1:24:39; Jill Scheinbaum, 1:26:32.For a complete listing of Bolder Boulder finishers, check out http://www.bolderboulder.com/search.aspx and do a keyword search by city name.
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