The 26th running of the Brookline
Breeze was held on August 11, 2007. After a week on strong thunderstorms
the sky cleared and the sun shined bright as over 500 runners and walkers
from the Pittsburgh Metropolitan area competed.
Eric Shafer completed the course
first with a time of 16:09, and Ann Mazur became the first female runner
in the history of the race to take home the winning trophy for the third
time. Ann finished with a time of 18:49. Both runners are from the Pittsburgh
Following the awards presentation,
the 2nd Annual Brookline Breeze Community Festival was held. Rock 'n roll
music filled the air as the FBB Band took the stage. Other special attractions
included a petting zoo, a moonwalk, face painting, balloon artists and a
dunking area where water balloons were the foe and the kids had a ball.
The feature attraction was a climbing wall that towered skyward, attracting
quite a crowd of adventurous youngsters.
It was a great day for the community
of Brookline and race enthusiasts everywhere. Special thanks go out to race
organizer Debbie Brust, whose tireless efforts once again hit the mark.
Thanks also to the many corporate and local sponsors, the volunteers,
and Citiparks, whose generosity and assistance have made the Brookline
Breeze one of the best community races in the City of Pittsburgh.
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* Photos provided by
Clint Burton and Linda Andrews *