Phillip Phelan top Fort St. John runner again at Emperor's Challenge

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.

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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.

Email sports reporter Dillon Giancola at sports@ahnfsj.ca.

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