Martha Schou's them how it's done with fourth mid-distance race in a row!

Jan 29, 2018

Martha Schouweiler
Credit ©Lisa Johnson

Martha Schouweiler of Irma, WI  won her fourth John Beargrease mid-distance race at the Trail Center checkpoint this morning with a time of 19:36.

Frank Moe of Hovland came in second eleven minutes later with a time of 19:47, and Mike Bestgen of St. Cloud rounded out a third place finish at 20:00.

Here's a look at Schouweiler's  last three Beargrease wins:

2017     Martha Schouweiler (Irma, WI)     6:17       2016     Martha Schouweiler (Irma, WI)     10:17
2015     Martha Schouweiler (Irma, WI)     8:56

What's next in the full marathon?  Find out in our live Trail Reports this morning at 11am and this afternoon at 2pm when we're joined by veteran trainer and two-time Beargrease champion John Stetson.

In the meantime, check out this Beargrease primer on race strategy by guest contributor, Beargrease vice-president and three-time mid-distance competitor Jason Rice.