By Zach Schneider
Mason Shea and Flannery Cerbin-Bohach were crowned the men’s and women’s champions at the 30th annual William A. Irvin 5K, which was run on Friday evening in Duluth.
Shea, a 21-year-old from River Falls, Wis., won for the second time in three years, finishing with a time of 15:40 that was 46 seconds better than his winning time of 16:26 in 2021. The runner-up was Henrik Gilbertson, from Rochester, Minn., who finished 39 seconds behind Shea with a time of 16:19.
Cerbin-Bohach, a 36-year-old from Cresco, Iowa, is a first-time champion after finishing with a time of 18:00, which was nearly a minute faster than runner-up Suzie McEwen. McEwen, from Maple Grove, Minn., finished in second place with a time of 18:56.
After offering a non-binary category in 2022 with no participants, the William A. Irvin 5K saw its first non-binary champion this year as Mads Bartz, a 26-year-old from Fridley, Minn., finished with a time of 28:04.
This was the largest William A. Irvin 5K on record, with 2,152 official finishers on Friday evening (897 men, 1,247 women, and 4 non-binary).
Full results of the 2023 William A. Irvin 5K can be viewed HERE.