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Mary Owen Scorches the Freedom Run


"Runners to your mark" was the call for the five mile Freedom Run sponsored by Powder River Trails. Twenty-three participated in the 5 mile event; about twenty in the following one mile run, despite drenching rain. (Photo courtesy PR Extension)

By PR Extension

Contestants in the annual 4th of July Freedom Run sponsored by the Powder River Trails were in the company of greatness, running with the infamous home grown PRCDHS alumni stand out athlete Mary Owen. Owen has competed in the Boston Marathon three times, most recently in April. Back for her 10th year class reunion, Owen finished the 5 miles in 30:53, according to the official time keeper Jerry Coulter.

"She ran it so fast, she never even got wet!" noticed the soaking by-standers waiting for the start of the 1 mile race. Always humble, Owen said it was a joy to run "at...

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