Warrior Run sees increase to 146 runners

By Krista Allen
Western Agency Bureau

KAYENTA, Ariz., April 17, 2014

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TOP: Crescentia Yazzie, 35, conquered the women's half marathon on April 12 during the Warrior Run in Kayenta. Yazzie finished 32nd with a time of 2:59:7. (Times photos- Krista Allen)




Clouds of dust rose up in sight of the fierce Warriors, ready for epic battle.

Diné College's cross-country team was lean. And to warm up, Tizanna Henry led her troops down Navajo Route 6486 - the track for this year's Warrior Run, a race now in its second year.

It was clear that Tódinéeshzhee' is a perfect place to pound the dirt, rated as one of the best surfaces to run on according to "Runner's World."

Crisp temperatures greeted 146 runners here on April 12 for the half-day event that brought together marathon runners like Officer DeManuel Yazzie of the Tuba City Police District, Delegate Jonathan Nez (Navajo Mountain/Oljato-Monument Valley/Shonto/Ts'ah Bii Kin), and Shaun Martin from Chinle.

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