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Thursday, July 11, 2024

Local schoolkid puts ‘Best’ foot forward in Shamrock Run

Twelve-year-old Taft Elementary School student Ryan Best placed in the top 20 among nearly 300 competitors from throughout the Great Pacific Northwest on Sunday in the 8-kilometer race in the Shamrock Run in Portland.

Best placed 19th among 287 runners 14 and under and 593rd in the 3,283-runner 8K field in a time of 43:05 in the largest running and walking event in Oregon.

Results + Photos

Founded in 1979, the Shamrock Run Portland is the third largest race in the Western United States. Nearly 25,000 celebrated the 41st edition Sunday at Waterfront Park in downtown Portland.

The Shamrock Run features races at 5 kilometers (3.1 miles), 8 kilometers (4.97 miles), 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) and a half-marathon (13.1 miles) with a field limit of 3,000 runners. The Shamrock Run  also offers the Shamrock Stride – a four-mile fitness walk – and the “Leprechaun Lap,” a 1km (0.6-mile) run/walk for children age 10 and younger.

Jim Fossum
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Homepage Executive Editor and former longtime Sports Editor of the near-200,000 circulation Las Vegas Review-Journal, Fossum brings 40 years of award-winning experience covering virtually every facet of print and digital journalism to Lincoln City Homepage. The former longtime reporter for the Newport News-Times and Lincoln City News Guard is also Editor-in-Chief and Senior Columnist for SilverandBlackToday.com, which covers the NFL's Oakland (Las Vegas) Raiders.


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