The 96th running of the Annual Dipsea Race got off to a great start as cool temperatures created excellent conditions for the grueling race. Two-time winner Melody Anne Schultz won her third Dipsea Race, leading almost from the start right to the finish.
With the advantage of a 22 minute headstart, she crossed the finish line a minute and a half ahead of second place winner Roy Rivers, 49, who had only a 5 minute head start.
Third place went to Mark McManus, 32, who also won the fastest time award, covering the 7.1 miles in only 49 minutes and 33 seconds.
In fourth place, slightly smudged and scraped from a fall, was last year's winner, 68-year-old Russ Kiernan.
Although the Dipsea Race is recognized nationally as one of the best cross-country events in the nation, it continues to be dominated by local athletes. Only a handful of the 35 top finishers who were awarded prestigious black Dipsea t-shirts were not from the Bay Area. Well over half were from Marin County; good evidence that familiarity with the tricky trail is a key element for those who do well in the race.
Final Results by Order of Finish
Final Results in Alphabetical Order
Final Results by Starting Group
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|Winner: || Melody Anne Schultz ||1:09:00||(22 Minutes Headstart)|
|2nd Place: || Roy Rivers ||53:28||(5 Minutes Headstart)|
|3rd Place: || Mark McManus ||49:33||(1 Minute Headstart)|
|4th Place: || Russ Kiernan ||1:04:56||(16 Minutes Headstart)|
|5th Place: || Jamie Berns ||1:05:14||(16 Minutes Headstart)|
|Mark McManus ||3rd Place ||49:33||(1 Minute Headstart)|
|Chris Lundy ||7th Place ||57:31 ||(8 Minutes Headstart) |
|Alesandra Roger ||12th Place ||59:27 ||(9 Minutes Headstart)|
|Marin Academy - San Rafael, California|
|1. ||Melody Anne Schultz ||Winner ||1:09:00|
|2. ||Roy Rivers ||2nd Place ||53:28|
|3. ||Mark McManus ||3rd Place ||49:33|
|4. ||Russ Kiernan ||4th Place ||1:04:56|
|5. ||Jamie Berns ||5th Place ||1:05:14|
|1. ||Diana Fitzpatrick ||23rd Place ||1:04:28|
|2. ||Timothy Fitzpatrick ||100th Place ||1:02:47|
|Shaun Stephens-Whale ||566th Place ||53:56 ||(3 Minutes Headstart)|
|"Leadership, Dedication and Sportsmanship"|
|Cathe Howe, Dipsea Race Volunteer - Captain Slash Crew|
|"Extraordinary Effort in the Dipsea"|
|Robert Alexander ||555th Place ||1:21:45 ||(7 Minutes Headstart)|
|"Dedication, Perseverance and Performance"|
|Philip Smith ||669th Place ||1:50:16 ||(19 Minutes Headstart) |
|Allie Lomax - Novato High School|
|John McGrath - Tamalpais High School|
|Ian Randolph - St. Ignatius College Preparatory |
|Drew Thayer - Robert Louis Stevenson School|
|Briana Van Epps - San Marin High School|