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New Britain Man Wins Mount Washington Run

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PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (AP) _ Mountain runner Eric Blake of New Britain, Conn., has reclaimed the champion’s title in a race up the road of Northeast’s highest peak.
Organizers say Blake, who had won the 7.6 mile race up the auto road of Mount Washington in 2006 and 2008, had his fastest time ever on Saturday at 59 minutes, 57 seconds.
On the women’s side, Laura Haefeli of Del Norte, Colo, won the event. The 45-year-old  finished in 1 hour, 18 minutes, and 5 seconds.
About 1,300 runners from 34 states and two Canadian provinces participated.
The summit of Mount Washington is 6,288 above sea level.

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