Runners from five different states participate
The XTERRA Eureka Springs Trail Run was completed at Eureka Springs, Arkansas, on June 8, and a pair of out-of-state runners took top honors.
Tony Rigdon III from Columbia, Missouri, was the overall winner, and Amy Hallagan from Loveland, Colorado, was the first female.
Rigdon, 40, completed the 12-kilometer course in 1 hour, 45 seconds, and finished more than two minutes ahead of the rest of the field. Seventeen-year-old Jake McClung – a hometown runner from Eureka Springs – placed second in 1:03:15.
Hallagan, 40, placed eighth overall with a time of 1:07:25, and dominated the women’s field. Stephanie Pendegraft from Mountain Home, Arkansas, placed second in 1:23:55.
In addition to the 12K long course, there was also a 6K short course. Eric Wilbur was the overall winner of the 6K course, and 61-year-old Patsy Miller was the first female.
Runners from five different states – Arkansas, Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma – participated in the event. The Eureka Springs Trail Run is not affiliated with any specific XTERRA region, as Arkansas does not have a full series.