It was the Midnight Sun Run, but there was no sun. Temperatures were around 50 degrees and winds were up to 15 MPH, leading some to compare the weather to that of the kind found during the Equinox Marathon. The women?s crown stayed home this year, as Kelly Larimore won her field with a time of 39:06. Anchorage runner Andy Ferguson beat Bob Murphy by a mere six seconds with a time of 32:20.
A common problem runners have in the Midnight Sun Run is timing meals for the day. Fairbanks runner Ron Johnson told the News-Miner that he had it all figured out. ?I go to bed late and sleep in late,? he said. ?I then eat a big pasta meal around noon and some pancakes around 5p.m. and that suits me just fine.?