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First, last and everything in between: Recapping the 2024 Steamboat Classic road race

Posted on AllSides June 15th, 2024
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PEORIA — First things first, Dave Hoover is a hall of famer. The inaugural Steamboat Classic winner from 1974 became the 41st member of the Steamboat Classic Hall of Fame on Saturday. Nearly 2,000 runners took to the streets of downtown Peoria on a calm, yet muggy morning for the 50th anniversary of the iconic road race. As a soon-to-be Arkansas State freshman, Hoover had covered the 4-mile course 50 years ago in 20:48, winning by 58 seconds over the runner-up finisher Bill Bandy (21:46). Steamboat Classic:It's more than a...

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