Keith Knipling Finishes TWOT for Third Time

Keith Knipling with throwback jerseyIt was the worst of times and then the best of times on The Wild Oak Trail (TWOT) over the weekend of February 8-9.  Keith Knipling, adapting to recent tradition, started the race on Friday morning and with Jack Kurisky pacing him through an epic night (with temperatures around 20, and winds blowing in the 50-70 mph range) survived to finish the race on Saturday afternoon in 32:09.  Jack finished 46 miles, almost all in the dark and in the wind storm.  Fastest runners to complete one loop on a beautiful & sunny winter's day on Saturday were Neal Gorman (for the men), Courtney Nester (for the women), and Scooby (for the Canine-Americans).  Dennis Herr once again put on a great show! (Keith with throwback jersey above. Picture: Dave Frazier.)  Results