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Veteran runners dominate Basalt half-marathonSix runners over the age of 40 finished among the top 10 times at Saturday’s 29th annual Basalt half-marathon, held as part of the town’s River Days event.Steve Cathcart, running in the 40- to 44-year-old group, was the overall winner, completing the course in 1 hour, 15 minutes, 30 seconds.He was followed by Timothy Dolen, the fastest runner in the men’s 45-49 division. Dolen timed in at 1:17.56. Additional over-40 runners Steve Gonzales (1:18.48), event organizer Ron Lund (1:22.41) and Richard Paradis (1:22.54) finished third through fifth, respectively.Lisa Gonzales-Gile from Aspen recorded the best time of the women’s race at 1:27.32. The mark was the eighth-fastest of the race. Julich takes second in time trialRiding for Team CSC, Bobby Julich finished second to Jan Ullrich, of the T-Mobile team, at Monday’s 31-kilometer time trial in the Deutschland cycling tour race. Julich, a Glenwood Springs High School graduate, is in 12th place in the overall standings after Monday’s eighth stage of the race.Levi Leipheimer, of team Gerolsteiner, is the overall race leader. Jack Smith benefit golf tourney on tapRegistrations are being accepted for the annual Jack Smith benefit golf tournament on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Rifle Creek Golf Course.The format is a two-person best-ball event. Entry fee is $90 per team.Prizes will be given for the best gross and net scores. Proceeds from the event go to the Jack Smith scholarship, which benefits students at Rifle High School.Information: Tad Holloway, 625-1093.Longhorn Stampede 5K setThe second annual Longhorn Stampede, a 5K race in Basalt, is slated for Saturday at 8:30 a.m., starting at Basalt High School. Registration for the race will be from 7:30-8:20 a.m. on race day. Proceeds from the event benefit the Basalt High School cross-country program.Information: 927-3324.


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