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Soquel’s Jon Beard suffers broken hand, pushes to 50-mile mark before going to hospital

Santa Cruz resident Chris Wehan placed fourth in the 17th annual running of the Miwok 100-kilometer race in the Marin Headlands on Saturday.

He crossed the finish line at Stinson Beach in 9 hours, 44 minutes, 58 seconds, about a half hour behind winner Dave Mackey of Boulder, Colo. [9:14:06], according to results on

The race — which saw only about 260 of 350 people finish according to runner Melanie Michalak out of Santa Cruz — had 13,000 feet of net ascent over difficult terrain.

Soquel’s Jon Beard reportedly fell on one of the decents.

“…He continued running to the 50-mile mark with one broken hand and one hand in desperate need of stitches,” Michalak wrote in an email. “Although he made the cutoff time at the 50-mile mark, he headed to the emergency room to set his hand and get a cast.

“This truly embodies the ultrarunner spirit- enduring the pain as long as possible!”

Michalak finished the race 37th among women, 173 overall, in 15:11:09. Other Santa Cruz County-area runners who finished were as follows: Sean Lang [Santa Cruz] was 45th overall in 11:54:52, Mike Wright [Corralitos] was 94th overall in 11:54:52, and Rohanna McCord [Santa Cruz] was 42nd among women and 180th overall in 15:15:47.

— Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets

Soquel's Ashley Lindsey crosses the finish line of the American River 50-miler. She was the top female finisher from Santa Cruz County.
(Deanna McCarthy/Contributed)

Fresh off a win in the Woodside Ramble 50-kilometer race, Santa Cruz’s Chris Wehan placed 10th in the American River 50-mile cross country footrace from Sacramento to Auburn on April 7, according to results on

Wehan carried some momentum from a busy March, when he won the Woodside Ramble and the Montara Mountain 50k — and had top-10 placings in the Way Too Cool 50k, and Canyon Meadow Winter 50k, the Rodeo Valley Trail 50k.

Wehan crossed the American River finish line in 6 hours, 33 minutes, 51 seconds as one of several Santa Cruz County finishers who made the top 20.

New Zealander Vajin Armstrong won the race with a sub-six hour time [5:53:32].

Also from Santa Cruz County, Sean Lang, 30, of Santa Cruz placed 20th in 7:03:18; Soquel’s ultra-marathon mom, Ashley Lindsey, who runs despite a heart condition, placed 18th among women and 172th overall [9:06:42]; and Aptos’ Angela Rebol finished 20th among women and 175th overall [9:08:42].

Canadian Ellie Greenwood won the women’s title in 6:18:47. She was fifth overall.

— Christina Gullickson, on Twitter @CGullTweets

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