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Governors' Cup: A race unlike many others

Governors' Cup: A race unlike many others
Posted at 8:29 AM, Jun 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-13 10:29:59-04

HELENA — The 48th Governor’s Cup kicked off this weekend in Helena with racers from around the state and as far as Arkansas toeing the start line on Saturday.

Former Carroll College cross country runner Layne Ryerson took home the top spot in the men's marathon with an overall time of 2:39:49.40; Alison FitzSimmons came in as the top runner on the women's side with a time of 3:26:15.80.

The full results of each race can be found on the Governor's Cup results page.

Race officials anticipated well over 2,000 runners will participate in the events on Friday and Saturday.

The Governor’s Cup is a USATF Certified course and meets the Boston Marathon qualifying criteria. It is also the longest-running marathon in the state.