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Strava Segment of the Week: Hood to Coast Leg 19

No pressure if you’re Runner #7 on a Hood to Coast team this year … not a big deal at all that you’ll also be taking on Leg 19, this week’s Strava Segment of the Week. Ahem, Aaron Coe. No pressure, I said.

Only 235 have recorded their efforts on Strava on this 5.8-mile segment that runs from the Columbia County Fairgrounds on the west edge of Saint Helens to … well, a wide spot on Pittsburg Rd. While the segment has a screaming downhill for the first half of the 2nd mile, and another slight bit of relief at mile 2.3, there’s a lot of climbing on this segment. Even with those downhills and about 2 miles of pretty flat road, the average grade is 1%.

The current leaders for this segment are Derek Wehunt (31:24 from the 2017 Hood to Coast) and “a B” (a 38:04 from the 2016 Relay). It won’t be easy to take either of them down, but even getting on the leaderboard would be really cool for this challenging segment.

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About Kelly Barten (904 Articles)
I started the Run Oregon blog in February 2007, because I felt like running in Oregon and SW Washington deserved more positive coverage. I also wanted to level the playing field so that small, non-profit races could compete with big events; and to support LOCAL race organizers. I'm a Creighton Bluejay (undergrad) and an Oregon Duck (Sports Marketing MBA), and I live in Tigard with my husband and two kids. My "real job" is working for an incredibly awesome math textbook company doing marketing and production.

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