It's a weird hurt. The duration is minimal. But the burn. The lead legs. The metal taste in your mouth. All highlights(?) of the shortest race of the year for LRC-Racing. The 2017 edition of the Lincoln Mile (it might be called the Lincoln Running Company Mile, but I can't help myself kickin' it old school) was the 26th edition of this crazy interesting event. For those never having run a road mile and for those not recently graduated from college running a hard mile, and just a hard mile, is something else.
Typically hot weather and a return to the "old" course (4 turns + a hairpin turn around) greeted racers this year. Going in age group heats, racers head out on a candy cane shaped course on UNL's campus. 8am saw the wily veterans toe the line and then ending with an elite heat of some the areas best.
Highlights this year included LRC-Racing rolling through the top 10 in virtually all races.
Erica Doering with a win in the women's race with a 5:26
Michelle Paxton continues her strong presence in the master's ranks winning that overall and still finishing 4th out of all women crossing the line in 5:38.
Ryan Salem gets his first victory as a master's runner running 5:21 wire to wire
Nolan Border was second overall in 4:28 trying to chase down Nebraska's recent mile record holder in Milo Greeder.
Jessa Sughroe (elite race)- 5:12, 2nd overall
Amy McCracken- 5:49, 3rd Master/3rd AG
Andrew Jacob (elite race)- 4:43, 5th overall
Brian Wandzilak- 4:55, 8th overall/1st AG
Joe Coil (elite race)- 4:55, 9th overall
Austin McKillip- 5:09, 17th overall/3rd AG
Derek Sekora- 5:09, 18th overall/2nd AG
Ryan Salem- 5:20, 23rd overall/1st Master/1st AG
Brett Daugherty- 5:46, won heat/ 1st AG