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Snowy start to the Greenland Trail Race 50K

Runners were greeted by tough conditions on Saturday at the Greenland Trail Race 50K. A cold spring storm brought about six inches of snow and a biting north wind to the Front Range foothills. But the bad weather didn't deter Colorado Springs-area runners who captured five of the top seven places in the men's race. Dan Vega, 48, of Colorado Springs, stuck it out for the victory. Vega finished in 4 hours, 59 minutes, 11 seconds. Eric Hallam (5:34:54) and Mike Teger (5:38:39) finished second and third. Stephen Pickett and Robert Heavner ran home sixth and seventh respectively.
Courtney Dauwalter of Golden won the women's race and placed fifth overall in 5:41:29. Marie Feser of Denver was second, followed by Susan Cobb of Centennial.

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