08/17/13 - 10:04pm
Forty-four runners came to Tsalteshi Trails on Saturday morning in search of the fountain of youth.
What they found is that it may be genetics, and not some mythical spring, that turns back the clock.
Kenai’s Mark Blanning, 53, was the runaway winner in the first running of the Fountain of Youth Pursuit. The 10-kilometer race sends runners off in waves according to age and gender.
Saturday, the first runners to start were men 77 and up, and women 63 and up. Terri Cowart, a 64-year-old woman, was the first runner to take off.