From time to time, unfamiliar faces make their way to town during the race season and add their talent to the mix at a Flagstaff Summer Series event.
The visitors are not always strangers to the running world, however.
German runner Dominik Fabianowski won the Machine Solutions Run and Walk for Kids 10K on Saturday at Fort Tuthill County Park as he stays in Flagstaff as part of his marathon training. The 29-year-old claimed the 10K title in 38:36, preventing Flagstaff's Joel Liechty from winning a second straight race at the distance in the series.
Fabianowski has been working out at elevation in Flagstaff for about two weeks now. He ran Saturday's 41st installment of Machine Solutions at a 6:19 pace.
Liechty, who won the Northland Hospice 10K race of the series in June, clocked a 39:12 for the Machine Solutions runner-up result, and Kyle Larson took third on the men's side with a time of 39:15.
Jason Troxler (39:20) and William Drexler (39:52) rounded out the top five for the men's 10K and were the last two male athletes of the day to check in with a sub-40-minute result.
On the women's side, Georgia Porter, 31 and of Flagstaff, won the 10K in 41 minutes flat, coming in seventh overall. Stephanie Hunt recorded another podium finish for the series, taking second place Saturday in 46:27. Missy Verhaeghe finished third on the women's side at 47:07.
The Troxler name was out in full force for the Machines Solutions run, as 12-year-old Cole Troxler won the men's 5K in 20:29, with 11-year-old Tyler Troxler placing third in 22:54. Between the two for the silver was Brian Hofstetter in 21:33.
Reagan Troxler finished fourth in the women's 5K in 29:07 while that event was won by Haley Johnson, 12, in 24:00. Christa Baird and Alejandra Case finished second and third, respectively.
Another race in its 40s is on deck for the Flagstaff Summer Series. Up next is the Big Brothers Big Sisters 5K and Half Marathon, schedule to take place Saturday, Aug. 10.