Seattle man shatters course record in 8th Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon

Tacoma News TribuneAugust 3, 2013 

Nearly 800 people ran across the new Narrows Bridge and through Cheney Stadium on Saturday morning in the 8th Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon.

The fastest of the 794 finishers (more than 1,000 entered) was Timothy Aukshunas of Seattle. The 28-year-old covered the 13.1-mile course in 1 hour, 9 minutes, 11 seconds breaking the course record by more than 3 minutes. The previous record was 1:12:28 and set by Gregory Leak.

Larissa Kolasinski, 16, of Issaquah won the women’s race in 1:26:59.

The race started at the Tacoma Narrows Airport and followed the Scott Pierson Trail over the new Narrows Bridge. When runners arrived at Cheney Stadium they took a lap on the warning track while the grounds crew prepared the field for tonight’s game against Iowa.

When runners passed along the right field wall their images were displayed on the scoreboard.

The race finished at Tollefson Plaza in Tacoma. Visit tacomanarrowshalf.com for complete race results

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