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Famiglietti Big Hit at 5K

Date: 
02/26/2018 - 15:50

fam.jpgDENVER, NC — Two-time Olympian Anthony Famiglietti was a big hit at the Feb. 17 Valentine’s 5K & Couples Race, winning the 5K, then went back to encourage runners in the last mile. Female winner was Olivia Humphrey in 21:48.

Unseasonably warm weather brought out families to enjoy the day. There were lots of door prizes and Olympic valentine tee shirts.

The couples division was very exciting and had a lot of anticipation because no one knew who is the winners were until the combined time of the couples was added up. This years winner was the team of Patrick Rice and Cathy Born in a combined time of 41:51.

Procceeds will go to help local families who have struggled this winter and to help a team go to summer camp .

The race also honored the late Margaret Hagerty a world record marathoner who had ran a marathon in 7 different continents after the age of 62. She passed in 2016 at the age of 92 years young The Margaret Hagerty award went to oldest finisher Byron Logan 91, a veteran. .He finished the race in 51:55.

Coach Melvin Morrison, race director, said "God has Blessed our community with great volunteers and servicemen in uniform and we want to give back to them and show our appreciation.”

Photo: Anthony Famiglietti, photo by: acampbellphotography.com

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