Saline Marathon Runner in Nail-Biter Race

On Saturday morning, August 27, Saline marathon runner Don Brown joined about 140 other runners in the Run! Run! Snoopy! 5K in Shreveport.  The race began at 8:00 a.m.  

When Mr. Brown reached the 2.5 mile mark, he was in first place in his age category.  He was just 20 seconds ahead when he fell and injured his left leg.  As the other runner gained on him, Mr. Brown quickly got to his feet and begin running again.  Although injured, Mr. Brown and his competitor raced at full speed the rest of the way to the finish line. 

The two runners appeared to cross the finish line at the exact same time.  Digital timers showed that Mr. Brown beat the competitor by a close .003 of a second.  Mr. Brown completed the race at a time of 25:20.10 minutes and got first in his age group.

Congratulations, Mr. Brown, on this nail-biter of a win!!!

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