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33rd Annual Madison Courier Firecracker 10K Walk/Run
, Sports Editor
Saturday, July 02, 2011 6:00 PM
The 33rd annual Madison Courier Firecracker 10K Run is in the books with a first-time winner in the overall and men's division and a blast from the past topping the women's side.
Tate Schienbein, 17, of Liberty, was the overall and men's winner with a time of 31:59.78. Amanda Jo Bell LeBlanc, 29, of Louisville, was the female winner with a time of 38:03.33.
Schienbein, the race runner-up in 2010 with a time of 31:40.91, is the grandson of Madisonian Ed Schienbein, a former Madison basketball coach and the first-ever Indiana Mr. Basketball.
LeBlanc, a native of Clarksville, had previously won the women's division in five straight Courier 10Ks from 2000-2004 before moving away to attend graduate school. The former standout runner at Clarksville High School and Indiana University, is one of a select few women to have completed the 6.2-mile race in under 40 minutes. Her personal best time was a 36:31.
A huge field of 331 runners and 180 walkers participated in the 2011 Courier 10K under hot and humid conditions.
The first walker across the line in the non-competitive walk was Steven R. Floyd, 56, of Bloomington, in 1:08:32.09.
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