On the men's side, Ezkysas Sisay of Ethiopia took the win in a stellar time of 23:15. Pulling in 2nd was Bernard Langat of Kenyan at 25:00. But, the rest of the top 5 was comprised fully of Montanan's.
Alan King picked up where he left off in 2010 - running 3rd in a speedy 26:02.
|Alan King battles the snow at Ice Breaker|
And, it held off the charge of young buck Jesse Zentz's 27:21. Jesse is a Billings West and UM grad. For the last couple of years, he's been a sports writer in Boise. He recently moved back to Montana and is writing sports for the Independent Record. A nice welcome home race for Jesse.
Also cracking the top 10 was master's runner Jeff Braun with his 28:56.
On the women's side - Evelyne Lagat of Kenya won in 27:28. Next up was Rachel Brewer of Great Falls in 30:02. She was followed by Nicole Hunt (who also took the master's crown) in 32:16. 4th and 5th place also broke the 33:00 barrier - Great Fallsians (what do folks in GF call themselves) Marilee Woyth and Sandy Thomas hit 32:43 and 32:48 respectively.
King wasn't done with the racing however. On a whim, he decidedc to do his own personal trifecta and won the 3-mile in 15:27 and the Mile in 4:23. Not a bad day for Mr. King.
See you on the roads, tracks and trails
The Muddy Buzzard