To him, it was one of his favorite moments in his race career.
“If you weren’t here in those first few races, you wouldn’t know how to compare it,” Thorn said. “All the people practically knew each other, and somewhere among the first four or five races, it kind of blossomed out.”
Thorn credits two reasons as the key to his success. He said working out each day and coaching at Landmark Christian School helps him prepare for the race.
“We started the school in 1989, and I’ve been coaching all my life,” he said. “Some of my kids ran today with me.”
Thorn hopes to continue this tradition and make it back next year to run again.