North Carolina experiences the third shark attack this month
When a shark bit the leg of an 8-year-old boy on Sunday it marked the third time this month that a swimmer has been attacked by a shark in the waters off of North Carolina. The boy was bitten on Bald Head Island and taken to the hospital where he was expected to make a full recovery.
On June 10, a 19-year-old surfer reported being bitten by a shark in Ocean Isle; the shark left a deep tooth mark on the surfer’s foot that required surgery. And on June 3, a 17-year-old girl was attacked by a shark and suffered massive injuries, losing a part of her leg and some fingers. Despite the recent incidences, shark attacks are extremely rare. In 2018 there were only 66 unprovoked shark attacks worldwide.
For the first time ever in its 59-year history, the Mount Washington Road Race witnessed its first tie when Brittni Hutton, of Lubbock, Texas and Heidi Caldwell, of Craftsbury Common, Vermont, crossed the finish line at the exact same time, in 1:16:17. The men’s winner, Eric Blake of West Hartford, Connecticut, won the race for the fourth time, breaking the finish line tape in 1:02:52. All three of the winners will take home $1,000 in prize money.
The Mount Washington Road Race is a grueling all-uphill footrace to Mount Washington’s 6,288-foot summit via the Mount Washington Auto Road. Runners travel 7.6 miles and gain 4,650 vertical feet to reach the top of the Northeast’s highest peak.