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Abbotsford runners take top spot at Fort Langley Half Marathon

Ryan Prachnau (181), Chris Barth (001), Edward Choi (026) and Sheryl Gruber (061) lead the pack at the start of the Fort Langley Historic Half Marathon on July 13. Prachnau was the overall top finisher, completing the race in 1:17:33.21. - Dan Ferguson/Langley Times
Ryan Prachnau (181), Chris Barth (001), Edward Choi (026) and Sheryl Gruber (061) lead the pack at the start of the Fort Langley Historic Half Marathon on July 13. Prachnau was the overall top finisher, completing the race in 1:17:33.21.
— image credit: Dan Ferguson/Langley Times

A pair of Abbotsford runners took top spots in their respective distances at the Fort Langley Half Marathon.

Ryan Prachnau finished in a time of 1:17:33.21 in the half marathon portion of the event, while Jeremiah Johnston completed his 5-km in 15:05.02.

The annual race, which is presented by Peninsula Runners, was held on July 13.

One hundred and 43 runners took part in the half marathon portion of the event, while another 104 ran the 5-km.

Age group winners included:

Half marathon

U20 (male/female) — Andrew Meier (Langley) 1:59:17.32 and Alyssa Diamond (Vancouver) 1:54:27.03.

20-39 — Ryan Prachnau (Abbotsford) 1:17:33.21 and Dita Grunte (North Vancouver) 1:31:27.32.

40-49 — Chris Barth (White Rock) 1:19:14.82 and Sheryl Gruber (Garibaldi Highlands) 1:33:17.21.

50-59 — David Yakashiro (Abbotsford) 1:39:32.95 and Joanie Proske (Langley) 2:06:14.40.

60-69 — Norm Angell (Aldergrove) 1:49:27.16 and Cherry Graf (Richmond) 2:13:55.80.

5-km

U20 — Max Proske (Langley) 18:36.11 and Emily Musson (Victoria) 23:48.49.

20-39 — Jeremiah Johnston (15:05.02) and Dawn Ponte (Langley) 24:08.45.

40-49 — Robert Durrant (Langley) 19:07.11 and Leslie Stevens (Langley) 21:36.77.

50-59 — Brian Stewart (Surrey) 21:40.92 and Sandy Leone (Langley) 23:09.98.

60-69 — Jack Froese (Langley) 29:41.43 and Gillian Voight (Delta) 52:15.68.

70+ — Barry Taves (Fort Langley) 42:26.84 and Beverly Drummond (Surrey) 41:07.12.

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