Saturday July 15th, 2017
Run the World’s Fastest 8K on the world famous figure-8 course on beautiful candle-lit streets with a rousing finish inside J. Fred Johnson Stadium. Crazy 8s is home to womens’ 8-kilometer world record (Asmae Leghzaoui, 24:27.8, 2002), and held the men’s world record (Peter Githuka, 22:02.2, 1996), until it was broken in 2014. Crazy 8s wants that mens’ record back.
|Male||22:41||TESHOME MEKONEN||New York, NY|
|2nd Male||22:46||WILSON KIBOGO||Nyack, NY|
|3rd Male||22:46||SIMION CHIRCHIR||Chapel Hill, NC|
|4th Male||22:53||NICHOLAS KIRUI||Grand Prairie, TX|
|Female||28:20||STEPHANIE PLACE||Bristol, VA|
|2nd Female||28:38||NICOLE DIMERCURIO||Blowing Rock, NC|
|3rd Female||29:17||JESSICA REEVES||Owensboro, KY|
|4th Female||30:54||JENNA HUTCHINS||Johnson City, TN|
|M 40-49||26:14||DAVID ANGELL||Blue Ridge, VA|
|M 50-59||30:30||GARY PLEASANT||Johnson City, TN|
|M 60-69||34:04||DANNY WEST||Myrtle Beach, SC|
|M 70+||44:34||TOM DEADERICK||Morristown, TN|
|F 40-49||36:45||DEBBY TINDALL-COMBS||Easley, SC|
|F 50-59||39:04||PAULA O'NEILL||Tallahassee, FL|
|F 60-69||45:52||SUSAN WEST||Myrtle Beach, SC|
|F 70+||51:29||CASSANDRA BAINBRIDGE||Bristol, TN|
Crazy 8s is world-renowned for its unique figure-8 course, with candle-lit streets, and thrilling stadium finish. Huge crowds gather along the course to cheer for the runners.
In 1996, Peter Githuka from Kenya set a new 8K World Record at Crazy 8’s with a time of 22:03. Asmae Leghzaoui of Morocco broke the women’s world record in 2002 in 24:28. The mens 8K record was broken in 2014 but the womens’ record still stands. The Regional Eye Center offers a $10,008 bonus for the first man to break the existing world record. Michelob Ultra sponsors the $5,000 Dash For The Gold to the first male to cross the finish line in the 8K Run.