|Race start: See Mark at arrow.|
Mark ran moderately well also, with a 19:55 (6:25/mile), good enough for 2nd out of 62 in the men's 50 to 54 age group. After passing one of his age-group competitors with 400 meters to go, the runner sprinted by Mark in the last 50 meters. However, the results were based on "net" electronic chip time, and Mark was awarded the win, much to the chagrin of the now 3rd place finisher! To make this story even better, the competitor, one Ronald Prabucki, is reportedly the brother of Bernie Prabucki, an All American from the Gary Truce days, who typically beat Raybuck in NCAA cross country and track and field in the late 70s.
Oh, and there were great hot dogs after the race!
Full results are posted here. I have not located any race photos yet, but will post later if discovered.