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The Portland race ended on 4/28/2002.

Over 1,000 Racers Discover The Perfect Metaphor for Global Warming

April 28, 2002 - On a chilly but dry morning, over 1,000 racers came to the Oregon Zoo to run and walk in our 3rd Annual Race to Stop Global Warming.

Miss America 2002, Katie Harmon, FOX 49 Meteorologist Mark Nelsen, and 3-time NY City Marathon Winner Alberto Salazar, were at the start line to share the importance of protecting the environment with all who participated.

Racers quickly learned why the course is the perfect metaphor for the issue of addressing global warming, and why it is quickly becoming the premier 8k course in Portland. It's tough and challenging, full of curves and hills. It requires fortitude and creativity, but is also breathtakingly beautiful.

Participants wound their way into the Oregon Zoo, finishing at the concert lawn. Upon reaching their destination, they were the first to enjoy the Bonneville Power Administration's Earth Day Expo, including fine music, interactive exhibits and the Nature's Food Table.

Alberto Salazar and Katie Harmon also led the free Children's fun run, toddler trot and diaper dash.

Our overall male winner was Steve Andersen with a time of 27:46, and our overall female winner was Deanna O'Neil with a time of 31:32.

Congratulations to all who finished!

Portland's 3rd Annual Race to Stop Global Warming Attracts Over 1,000 People! (Available as a PDF.)

Featuring Three Time New York City Marathon Winner, Alberto Salazar.

Race results are available as text files.

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