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Results Given for 27th Toast-to-the-Captain Road Race

A small group of long distance runners ran in the 27th running of the Toast-To-The Captain 8.4-mile road race to pay tribute to Capt. Teddy Seymour, the first black man to sail around the world alone, and in recognition of Black History Month.
Billy Bohlke led the race from start to finish at the Customs House of the National Park Service in historic Christiansted. His first two miles were just at a six minute per mile pace, and his time was 55:42. John Salo was second in 59:38; Steve Horness was third in 61:23; Paule Evora was fourth in 61:35; Mike Klein was fifth in 62:18; Jay Gleason was sixth in 69:00; Bob Halk was seventh in 72:29; Roger Hatfield was eighth in 77:08; Julio Sanchez was ninth in 85:18 and Teddy Seymour was tenth in 84:14
Sissell Holloway led the women in the race all the way as she finished in 64:04; Julie Sommer was second in 66:27; Sarah Reardon was third in 83:24; Julie Eckard was fourth in 87:44 and Anina Nickel was fifth in 84:14.
1] Teddy Seymour hosted the awards presentation at the Twin City Coffee Shop and Gallery following the race. He participated in a question and answer with the runners and guests relative to his experience on his 18 month circumnavigation, which began and ended in Frederiksted Feb. 24, 1986 – June 19,1987.
2] Mike Klein won the St. Croix Scenic 50-Mile Race a week ago, his second win in the past two years. He too is a sailor and the owner of Jolly Roger Charters. Roger Hatfield designs and builds custom yachts/boats for St. Croix’s Gold Coast Yachts.
For information, contact the Virgin Islands Pace Runners at 643-2557, wallacewilliams@msn.com or http://virginislandspace.org

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