Mahon Scores at Oldest Philly Race
BY JERRY NOLAN
PHILADELPHIA, PA--Terrence Mahon, 31, of Bryn Mawr, PA, and Abby Dean, 30, of Philadelphia, were the overall winners of the 29th annual Schuylkill River Loop Run, held on November 26. Their times were 43:17 and 52:51, respectively. Dean was the 13th runner among 206 finishers. Masters honors were taken by Paul Hines, age 47, of Philadelphia (49:47) and Nagedgo Yefremova, age 42, also from Philadelphia (1:01:20).
The unusual race distance of 8.4 miles around the Schuylkill River began and ended near the Art Museum. It is a venue familiar to local runners who use all, or part, of the course for training runs. In addition, the course is part of the Philadelphia Distance Run (a half-marathon) and the Philadelphia Marathon. It is considered the oldest continuous road race in Philadelphia.
Proceeds from the race benefited the Leukemia Society of America (Eastern PA Chapter). Dave Thomas, the race director, is a marathon training coach for Leukemia Team in Training.