Kris Swanson won the Emperor's Challenge on August 10 for the 20th time, not bad considering this was the 21st edition of the race. His time of 1:24:23 was 38 seconds than his 1:25:01 that won it all last year. However, Swanson won by just five minutes in 2019 compared to 11 a year ago.
The top Fort St. John runner in the 20km distance was Phillip Phelan, in 15th place with a time of 1:48:04. Phelan was the top local in 2018 as well, but although he placed in 13th, he ran the race in a minute and 12 seconds faster in 2019.
The top female runners from Fort St. Johh, were mother and daughter Nikki and Bailey Haugan, who crossed the finish line together with a time of 1:49:24. They finished an impressive 17th overall, and were the second and third fastest female runners overall.
For a full list of results, go here.
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