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Falmouth '04 - Set 2
Sean Doherty, Joe Navas and Geof Newton are all constant fixtures at Cape Cod road races. Here they discuss how their races went.
This year the action could also be seen on the big screen.
Past North Attleboro star Cheryl "Lyons" Sullivan was all smiles after a PR performance. Cheryl went on to run for UMass after leaving NA.
Oliver Ames Coach Levine thought things were a little cooler than last year.
Another happy pair of runners.
Meredith Leenhouts (Franklin '04, Yale '08) and her HS coach Patrick Sweeney. He was having fun until she put the pedal down for a mile and put him into the "no O2" zone.
Keri Stebenne (North Attleboro '95) also enjoyed her race. You might just be able to pick out the big rock on her left finger. NA grad Eric Murphy proposed during a two-week respite from Iraq. He has since returned to action.
The Clay family repeated their yearly ritual. Meghan was the North Attleboro XC captain in '92 and a state finalist. She went on to run for Connecticut College. She also saw another NA captain on the course - Jess Blake '95 - who helped pace her for awhile.
While waiting for awards there was a chance for some dancing.
Joan and Mark Young are shown with Kara Kiernan (Yale '07) and Laura O'Neill.
Then they catch up with Joan Benoit Samuelson for a few words. For those who are not history oriented she won the first women's Olympic Marathon twenty years ago.
A very special award-winner. I'll get back with the details.
A large crowd is on hand for the awards.
Joan Benoit Samuelson gets ready to take the stage.
Here she sits and chats with Boston Billy (Bill Rogers) who has the record for most Falmouth wins. He also won both the Boston and New York marathons multiple times.
Pictured on the right is two-time Olympic  Marathon medal-winner Frank Shorter. He too is a graduate of Yale. I first met him in the Olympic village in Montreal ('76).
Kate (foreground) and Laura O'Neill wait for their turns on the podium.