41st annual Louis Tewanima races take place on Second Mesa earlier this month
SECOND MESA, Ariz. - Runners came from New York City and the Southwest to run the 41st Annual Louis Tewanima footraces at Second Mesa on the Hopi Indian reservation.
The race takes place annually, during the Labor Day weekend, in honor of Louis Tewanima.
Tewanima, a Hopi Indian and two time Olympian (1908, 1912), is a running legend to the Hopi tribe.He won a silver medal in the 1912 Olympic summer games in Stockholm, Sweden with a record time of 32:06.6. The time stood until 1964 when Billy Mills broke it during the 1964 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
Andrew Honyaktewa won the overall men's 10k division race with a record time of 40:04, in second place was Alvin Begay (40:45) and Trent Taylor finished in third place.
Caroline Sekaquaptewa, set the women's course record with a time of 53:04, claiming the overall women champion award. Kristen Schrag (53:05) came in second place and Bryanna Gorman (56:32) placed third.
Isaac Ducker won the men's 5K division race in 22:46, Trey Lomayestewa (23:57) finished in second place followed by Wayne Taylor III (24:07).
The women's 5k division winner was Shaelyn Honahni in 27:16, with Desiree Tonvio (28:01) in second and Megan Talahaftewa (28:06) in third.