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photo of Diane Kukich outside Carpenter Sports BuildingCRR Diane Kukich has added to her growing list of accomplishments as a senior runner. On April 8, she ran another mega-race, the popular Cherry Blossom Ten Miler in Washington, D.C., finishing in the top 25% among 16,670 finishers. She typically doesn’t do races of this length anymore, so this one was a challenge for her. She managed to run an ultra-consistent 8:34 pace throughout, finishing in 1:31:36 (a chip time of 1:25:43). This chip time placed her 5th among 65 runners in the 65-69 age group, behind competitors from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Kansas, and Arizona. Her time age-graded at 80.95, which is considered “national class.”

Kukich currently holds Delaware state age-group records at the 5-mile (65-69) and 20K (50-54) distances.

Well done, Diane.