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A few notables among the crew competed in Philadelphia this weekend, two in the Rothman 8K (metric 5 miler) and two in the Philadelphia Marathon.

photo of Bill FarquharIn the 8K, CRR Bill Farquhar, running his first big race at age 50, finished 97th out of 3,264 runners and won the 50-54 age group in a brilliant 29:32.

photo of Keith CrispinCRR Keith Crispin was not too far behind, placing fourth in the same age group in a 32:48.

photo of Andrew WeberIn the ultra-windy Philly Marathon, CRR Andrew Weber clocked in at 3:27:39, placing 1,000th overall out of 7,761 participants.

photo of Flora PoindexterAn honorable mention goes to one of the newest of our crew, CRR Flora Poindexter, who completed her 26.2-mile journey in 6:09:01. This was her first marathon.

And in a weekend of sheer back-to-back craziness, Dimitri Kaliakin, 22-year-old son of CRR Vic Kaliakin, did the “Liberty Bell Challenge,” running the Philly half marathon on Saturday in 1:23:03 and the full marathon on Sunday in 3:02:10, each a personal best time. Oh, to be young again.

Congratulations to one and all!

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