Grandma's Marathon 8th place finisher Melissa Gacek of Run N Fun and Human Race champ Pat Russell of GEAR currently lead the Minnesota Running Data Center's Runner of the Year standings after new tabulations were posted on August 18.
Gacek, who has accumulated 62 points based on the rank of her top times in her five best events, leads the Open Women's standings over GEAR's Nicole Cueno who scored 61 points. RNF's Angie Voight has 50 points for third.
In Open Men's standings, Russell leads 81-75 over RNF's Jeremy Polson. GEAR's Josh Metcalf is third with 62 points.
Full Runner of the Year standings can be found HERE, thanks to the diligent work of Mike Setter.
Photo: Russell edges past Polson at the Human Race 8K.