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Congrats to Julie Abrams for her first place finish at the WEMS 12 Hours at John Muir!  Though weather forced the race to shorten to 10 hours, Julie battled a strong field of women, holding steady through some slick trail conditions in the morning and a hot, sticky afternoon to take the top of the podium.

Also hitting the podium, Mike Hemme and Al Thom battled it out for a close 2nd place in the 6 hour duo category, finishing within a minute of first but putting in a great effort and doing the team proud.

Congrats also to Gerrerd Abrams for a strong finish in the men's 12 hour solo, and to Jason Henry who crashed badly enough to need a replacement helmet (and nearly hit a deer) in the 36 mile race but still managed to make it to the finish with good results.  Hopefully there's a race report coming...