Sports: Seattle man defends title at Rhody Run in Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND — Seattle’s Uli Steidl defended his title as he won the 12-kilometer 25th annual Rhody Run on Sunday on a sunny and cool day.

More than 2,300 runners and walkers participated in the popular event, that concluded the 68th annual Rhododendron Festival. Unofficially, 2,386 competitors finished the race, which starts and ends at Fort Worden State Park.

World-class runners and families from all over the Pacific Northwest make it a yearly tradition to run or walk the 7.5-mile course.

There were no course records as Steidl, 31, won in a time of 36 minutes, 52 seconds. The course record is 36:08, set in 1986.

Janine Moffett of North Vancouver, 29 years old, was the first woman to cross the finish line. Her time was 43:24.

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