On Saturday morning, May 28, Saline marathon runner Don Brown participated in Monroe’s 10th Annual Run for the Red, White & Blue 5K. The marathon is held each Memorial Day weekend to support the Chennault Aviation & Military Museum. The course was flat, fast, and well surfaced. The race began and ended at the Museum and participants passed through the Flags of Freedom for the last quarter mile.
Mr. Brown completed the 5k race in 26.45 and won first place in the legends class. Mr. Brown is 74 years old.
After winning first place at the Monroe race, Mr. Brown drove to Waco, Texas. The following morning, Mr. Brown participated in the Badass Texas Half-Marathon. The Badass Texas race started and ended at Heritage Square Downtown and ran along the Brazos River, through Cameron Park, East Brazos Park, and Washington Bridge. Unlike the Monroe race, which was flat, runners at the Badass Texas marathon had to overcome the hilly Waco terrain.
Mr. Brown completed the 13.1-mile race with a time of 2:27:02 and won first place in his age group.
Congratulations, Mr. Brown, on two wins in a single weekend!
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