Tryon Elementary student Ben Thompson, a member of the school’s running club, took part in the 6th annual PACRun 5K Trail Run on April 8 at Foothills Equestrian Nature Center.

Took part may be putting it mildly – the 9-year-old Thompson completed the course in a time of 26:46.48 to win the event.

Thompson was the youngest runner in the field, the oldest being 62. He finished almost two minutes ahead of the second-place runner.