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Hage cruises in Run Through History

June 02, 2003

SHARPSBURG - Jim Hage is 2-for-2 at Antietam.

The 45-year-old won the 24th Annual Run Through History 10K at Antietan Battlefield on Sunday in 33 minutes, 49 seconds.

Hage also won the race in 1986 - the first time he had run the course. His winning time this year was just 78.9 seconds slower than his mark 17 years ago.

Hage won $450 in prize money for winning the race outright and topping the 40-and-over masters division.

He also became the oldest person to win the event, duplicating the feat he accomplished last November in winning the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon.

"It had been a long time since I raced over the course, but I remembered the hills," Hage said. "I was a little conservative at first and then started moving just past the first set of hills."


Jason Gish, 26, finished second and Daniel Helfrick, 19, was third.

In the women's race, Cumberland Valley Athletic Club teammates Susan Graham-Gray and Maria Spinnler battled in the first sections of the race before Gray took the lead in the fourth mile.

Graham-Gray, 35, held off a charge from Amee Phillippe to win the race in a personal-best 37:38.

Phillippe, 25, was second, with Spinnler, 41, finishing third.

Spinnler's time of 38:31 shattered her own masters record in the event, set at 39:49 last year.

Three hundred-sixty runners took part in the race on Sunday.

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