Amin Saab of Bath takes a break at an aid station staffed by Pete Slovinsky of Scarborough after completing 90 of the 100 miles of the Riverlands 100 on Sunday morning in Turner. The event is Maine’s first 100-mile endurance race. Saab said that the Riverlands “has the absolute best support staff I’ve ever seen. The course is more kind than others — thankfully, no mountains — and the ground is soft and forgiving.”

Race Co-Director Valerie Abradi said Beau Langevin, 37, of Biddeford finished the course with the fastest time, 17 hours, 58 minutes. Laura Perry, 36, of Ontario had the fastest women’s time at 21 hours, 18 minutes.

George Alexio, 58, of Waterboro took the Last Mule in the Barn award for coming in just under the race cut-off at 31 hours, 8 minutes.

Forty-six people signed up to run the entire 100 miles but just 27 finished. One runner dislocated their shoulder and another felt disoriented and had to be helped, Abradi said.

Organizers plan to make it an annual event.

Even with Sunday’s bad weather, “It went better than I hoped, actually,” she said.

Theresa Whithee starts the final 10 miles of the Riverlands 100 on Sunday morning, Maine’s first 100-mile endurance race held over two days this weekend in Turner.

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