What did we learn from the 33rd annual Charlottesville Ten Miler? That runners from outside the area are gunning for our local pavement pounders! A record 2,525 runners took off at the start of the race on a chilly, 50-degree morning; the first finisher, 24-year-old Charlie Hurt of Scottsville, crossed the line 51 minutes later. Top finishers in other age groups came from as far as Richmond, Virginia Beach, Baltimore—hell, 30-year-old Kevin McGee came from Albuquerque to run. CvilleTenMiler.com puts the number of “finishers” at 2,111, meaning more than 400 runners failed to cross the line. We suspect foul play from Albuquerque.
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