Decorah’s Adam Bohach, a South Winn and Luther grad, prepares to stop his watch as he approaches the finish line of the Grandad Half Marathon Saturday morning in La Crosse. Bohach won the men’s race with a record time of 1 hour, 10 minutes, 2 seconds. (Photo courtesy Nate Beier, La Crosse Tribune)
Decorah’s Adam Bohach, a South Winn and Luther grad, prepares to stop his watch as he approaches the finish line of the Grandad Half Marathon Saturday morning in La Crosse. Bohach won the men’s race with a record time of 1 hour, 10 minutes, 2 seconds. (Photo courtesy Nate Beier, La Crosse Tribune)
EDITOR’s NOTE: The following article is reprinted with permission from the La Crosse Tribune.

By Noah Fish, sports writer for the La Crosse Tribune

If you were near the finish line Saturday morning for the end of the Fitness Foods Grandad Half Marathon and missed the closing push of South Winn graduate Adam Bohach, you weren’t the only one.
Bohach’s quick finish even made the race announcers appear unready, as the 32-year-old from Decorah, Iowa, crossed the finish line of the Festival Foods Grandad Half Marathon in 1 hour, 10 minutes, 2 seconds and set a new course record.
Bohach was a few strides past the line before the announcer hurriedly pronounced him as winner and new record-holder. The only person not in awe of his performance was Bohach, who thought he could run better.
“I was around my goal, but I probably would have liked to be a little bit faster,” said Bohach, who was shooting for his midpoint average of 1 hour, 8 minutes when running marathons. “I landed somewhere in the middle today. I’m still happy to run the 1:10 and get the course record, though.”

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