Leo Frayre of Oak Cliff owned both of them. The 34-year-old won the levee run with a time of 16:49. Then he jogged home and took his dog, Martha, for a 1-mile walk.
“She doesn’t care if I race, she just wants her walk,” Frayre says.
After that, he lined up for Dash, and he won that one too, with a “terrible” time of 17:50.
“I wasn’t going for any time, I just wanted to make sure I won, and I did,” he says. “I knew it was going to be a brutal course with all those hills.”
Frayre, who is a Dallas firefighter, also is a cyclist who has competed in professional-level road races, including the Philly Cycling Classic and the Vuelta Mexico. He still rides, but now he is focused on competitive running. His goal is to earn a place in the United States Olympic Trials in 2016. To get there, he must run a half marathon in 65 minutes. His best time so far is 75 minutes — he took sixth place in the Cowtown Half Marathon Feb. 23.
“In a 5k, you’re basically going all out from start to finish. A half marathon is a little more controlled,” he says. “It’s a different kind of pain.”
Frayre isn’t the only elite runner in the family. His wife, Heather, won second place in the women’s race at Dash for the Beads Saturday.