2016-08-12 / Front Page

Need for speed



As a consolation prize of sorts for missing the Rio Olympics by less than half a second, North Yarmouth native Ben True (now a resident of Hanover, New Hampshire) became the first American to win the Beach to Beacon 10k road race, held Saturday, August 6, in Cape Elizabeth, in the event’s 19th year (above). His time of 28:16 landed him $10,000 as the overall race winner, along with an additional $5,000 bonus as the first American to cross the line. Spectators (right) seek every viable vantage point, , including atop the old battlements of Fort Williams Park, to get the best view as True and the other 6,337 runners pass by (Duke Harrington photos) As a consolation prize of sorts for missing the Rio Olympics by less than half a second, North Yarmouth native Ben True (now a resident of Hanover, New Hampshire) became the first American to win the Beach to Beacon 10k road race, held Saturday, August 6, in Cape Elizabeth, in the event’s 19th year (above). His time of 28:16 landed him $10,000 as the overall race winner, along with an additional $5,000 bonus as the first American to cross the line. Spectators (right) seek every viable vantage point, , including atop the old battlements of Fort Williams Park, to get the best view as True and the other 6,337 runners pass by (Duke Harrington photos)

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