Participants in the RunLaughlin 12K head down Casino Drive in Laughlin after the start of the race Saturday. RunLaughlin also included a half-marathon and 5K competition.


LAUGHLIN — Connor O’Hara, of Ulm, Utah, won the half-marathon competition at Saturday’s RunLaughlin.

O’Hara turned in a time of 1 hour, 15 minutes and 56 seconds in covering the grueling 13.1-mile course that wound from Laughlin, across Davis Dam into Arizona and back to Casino Drive.

O’Hara’s time translated to a 5:48 mile pace.

Dan Kuch, of Lake Havasu City, was second, about 3 minutes behind O’Hara, in 1:18:58. Braden Younkin, of Great Falls, Montana, was third in 1:22:45.

The first woman to finish the half-marathon was Theresa Sakry, of Elk River, Minnesota, in 1:44:39. She was 37th overall.

RunLaughlin also included two shorter races.

Dennis Tucker, of San Markos, California, claimed first place in the 12K run, betting the one-hour mark by one second: officially timed in 59:59.

Shelly Lynn, of Lake Havaus City, was second overall and the first female finisher in 1:00.12. Bill Scheel, of Phoenix, was third overall in 1:00.22.

In the 5K competition, Brady Grayson, of Las Vegas, was first in 16:33 — a 5:19 mile pace — shattering the event record in the process.

Angel Medrano, of Azusa, California, was second overall in 18:27.

Alyssa Armendariz, of Yorba Linda, California, was third overall and the first female finisher in 19:31.

Fore than 700 runners finished this year with 335 in the half-marathon, 178 in the 12K and 195 5K.

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