With afternoon temperatures in the 90's , even with a start of 9 am the streets were already recording temperatures in the 80's.
And 3,021 finished the gruelling 4 mile race through the Eastside streets of Saratoga Springs on the Glorious Fourth of July.
Early on the race became a three man contest between Patrick Geoghegan, Tito Medrano and Ethan Clary. At the half=point only inches separated the three runners.
At the finish Geoghegan had a leg up to beat Tito. Both had the same time recorded of 19:44.
Clary had fallen behind and came in third in 20:33.
Hannah Davidson repeated again as winning woman in 22:22. This is the fourth Firecracker crown for Hannah.
Proceeds from the Firecracker benefit the boys and girls track programs of Saratoga High, the YMCA and the Greenbelt Train Project.