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RUNNING

Sept. 27, 2006

Downtown Doubler debuts with a twist

By NATHAN CHAMBERS
BeyondTheDerby.com

The first of what could become many annual Downtown Doubler races presented runners with an unsual choice on Sunday morning.

After finishing the 15-kilometer course exactly where it began, on Witherspoon Street outside Louisville Slugger Field, each person had to decide whether to call it a day after a 15K or run the course again for a 30K.

A little more than half of the nearly 300 participants in the Fleet Feet Louisville event stopped after 15, and Terry Goodspeed crossed the finish line first in 54:47.91. Eric Rouchka was a distant second in 58:38.83.

Jill Bickel led the women to the end of the 15K and was third overall in 1:01:28.5. Shannon Smith was the second woman with a time of 1:07:11.8.

Twin brothers James and Jef Scott finished the 30K together and technically placed first and second, respectively, with times of 1:46:45.2 and 1:46:45.6. Alan Tobin followed in 1:50:00.0.

Donna Anderson, who was fifth overall in the 30K, was the first woman in 2:08:47.4. Erika Fairweather was second in 2:19:05.1.

Complete results are available here.