Saturday Mar 10 2012 comments Gellin tops 2012 Way Too Cool 50K By: Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal -A +A Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalDenise Bourassa of Bend, Oregon crosses a creek around the seven mile mark Saturday. Bourassa was one of over 700 runners that started the Way Too Cool 50K race Saturday morning. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalGary Gellin leads Rich Hanna through a creek crossing Saturday. The pair finished first and second. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalWay Too Cool 50k runners desended a long downhill to then cross Knickerbocker Creek Saturday morning. The crossing is about two and a half miles into the 31 mile course. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalAid station worker Shellie Johnson (L) of Auburn at the Way Too Cool eight mile 8 mark makes sure runners have what they need to refresh. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalOver 700 runners started the 23rd annual 2012 Way Too Cool ultra-marathon Saturday morning in Cool. The 31 mile race was run through a hilly foothill course with several creek crossings. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalVeteran ultra-marathon runner Auburn's Tim Twietmeyer, crosses a small creek Saturday in Cool. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalWomens Way Too Cool 50k winner Tyler Stewart crosses a creek just outside of the Auburn Lake Trails aid station. At this point in the 31 mile race Stewart was just a little over nine miles from the finish line. Stewart was the woman's winner and finished the race ninth overall. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalRory Bosio of Soda Springs was the fifth woman to cross the finish in Saturday's Way Too Cool 50k ultra marathon. Bosio finished 30th overall with a time of 4:08:29. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalAuburn's Christian Finkbeiner crosses a creek near the Auburn Lake Trails aid station. The 18 year old finished the race with a time of 4:10:14. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalOverall Way Too Cool winner Gary Gellin crosses the finish line with a time of 3:27:43 Saturday. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalVeteran ultra marathon runner Rich Hanna (L) and Gary Gellin (R) after finishing the Way Too Cool 50K Saturday. Gellin finished first and Hanna finish closely behind him in second. The two ran the race together for most of the 31 mile course. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalAuburn's Michael Cook races through a creek crossing Saturday. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalRich Hanna 47, of Sacramento finished the Way Too Cool 50k ultra-marathon second behind Gary Gellin with a time of 3:30:10.