The Annual Dipsea Race celebrated its one-hundredth birthday on sunny and moderately warm June 12, 2005 with a line-up of winners so appropriate to the occasion it looked like a script out of Hollywood.
The first place winner was Russ Kiernan, 67 years old, who has won twice before. A genial and much-admired participant who has run in 34 Dipsea races, Kiernan represents the old guard of senior runners who have dominated the race for almost a decade.
But there was also a strong showing this year from runners new to the Dipsea winner's circle. Roy Rivers, 48, came in second with an actual running time of just 52:33. And fully twenty-five per cent of this year's black shirt winners did not even place among the top 100 in 2004.
An experienced runner, 63-year-old Melody Anne Schultz did come in third with a respectable 1:08:51. But it seemed clear that a new generation is establishing itself in the race.
These younger men and women announced with their energy and performance that there's a strong core of runners ready to challenge for leadership as the race speeds into its second century.
Final Results by Order of Finish
Final Results by Last Name
Final Results by Headstart Group
Final Results - Family Teams
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|Winner: || Russ Kiernan ||1:03:44||(17 Minutes Headstart)|
|2nd Place: || Roy Rivers ||52:33||(5 Minutes Headstart)|
|3rd Place: || Melody Anne Schultz ||1:08:51||(21 Minutes Headstart)|
|4th Place: || Heidi Swan ||1:01:18||(13 Minutes Headstart)|
|5th Place: || Cliff Lentz ||51:32||(2 Minutes Headstart)|
|Christopher Phipps ||8th Place ||51:24 ||(1 Minute Headstart)|
|Liz Fagan Gottlieb ||25th Place ||1:00:42 ||(12 Minutes Headstart) |
|Alesandra Roger ||26th Place ||1:02:43 ||(10 Minutes Headstart)|
|Marin Academy - San Rafael, California|
|1. ||Russ Kiernan ||Winner ||1:03:44|
|2. ||Roy Rivers ||2nd Place ||52:33|
|3. ||Melody Anne Schultz ||3rd Place ||1:08:51|
|4. ||Heidi Swan ||4th Place ||1:01:18|
|5. ||Judy Rabinowitz ||6th Place ||1:01:36|
|1. ||Diana Fitzpatrick ||7th Place ||1:01:58|
|2. ||Timothy Fitzpatrick ||90st Place ||1:01:25|
|"Leadership, Dedication and Sportsmanship"|
|Dave Albee, Sports Writer, Marin Independent Journal |
|Mark McManus ||578th Place ||52:49 ||(1 Minute Headstart)|
|"Extraordinary Effort in the Dipsea"|
|Sam Hirabayashi ||194th Place ||1:25:58 ||(23 Minutes Headstart)|
|"Dedication, Perseverance and Performance"|
|Darryl Beardall ||440th Place ||1:28:20 ||(19 Minutes Headstart) |
|Lucy Gibbs - Tamalpais High School|
|Grace Hunter - San Francisco University High School|
|Robert Kuslits - Antioch High School|
|Emma Oppen - Tomales High School|