Cape Gazette

Benbow edges Long in Ivy 5K

Race attracts 331 runners to Dewey
By Nick Roth | Jul 05, 2014
Photo by: Nick Roth Brian Overman of Lewes and Bill Resch of Millersville, Pa., lead a pack of runners down Bellevue Street in the Ivy 5K June 29 in Dewey Beach.

Enos Benbow trailed Brett Long by only a few strides as they rounded the side of the Bottle & Cork and headed down Dagsworthy Avenue toward the finish line at Ivy Restaurant. Those strides quickly turned into just a few steps, which turned into a lead, as Benbow overtook Long in the final 10th of a mile to win the Ivy 5K June 29 in Dewey Beach.

Benbow turned it on for that short distance, blowing past the eventual runner-up to collect yet another first-place trophy in a time of 17:02. Long came in just behind in 17:06.9.

Three hundred and thirty one runners completed the 12th annual race, with 198 breaking the 30-minute mark.

Jen Cawthern, another familiar face in the beach running scene, won the women's race with a time of 20:40.3, with Jennifer Boutin of Wilmington just behind at 20:54.3.

The race attracted runners from 16 different states and Washington, D.C., but the award for longest distance traveled goes to Norwegian Finn Eirik Johansen, who clocked an impressive time of 20:06.7, which was good enough for ninth place overall.

To view full results of the race, go to

Enos Benbow, 32, of Georgetown leaves third-place finisher Andrew Jakubowitch of Wilmington behind as he is hot on the tail of the race leader. Benbow would go on to win the race in 17:02.1. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Brett Long of Rochester, N.Y., clings to a lead in the final mile of the race. Long finished second in 17:06.9. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Jen Cawthern, 40, wins the women's race in 20:40.3. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Tracy Powell, 23, of Elkton, Md., ran a 21:47.9 5K. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Shown making their way toward the finish line are (l-r) Melissa Rice of Wilmington, Douglas Repetti of Newark, Ron Niblett of Newark and Mardiny Ung of Elizabethtown, Pa. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Showing his support for Team USA in the World Cup is Matthew Ryan of Southbury, Conn. Ryan, 16, finished in a tie with his 18-year-old brother Johnny in 20:58. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Deb Helzel of Lewes works her way through the main pack at the start of the race. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Lilly Rice, 11, of Wilmington cruised through the course in 23:56.7. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
David Landon of Bear completed a good race in 18:52.8 to finish fourth overall. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Shannon Farrell, 22, of Lake View, N.Y., records a time of 26:02.6. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Grant Bobbitt, 12, of Williamstown, W.Va., runs stride for stride with 37-year-old Jeffrey Schramm of Marietta, Ohio. The duo finished in a virtual tie in 22:36. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
A total of 331 runners completed the Ivy 5K June 29. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
No, that's not Shaun White. That's Jonathan Feindt of Milford, who finished in a time of 25:46.4. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Andrew Jakubowitch of Wilmington pushes himself to a third-place finish in 17:33.3. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Christopher Stanley of Fruitland, Md., placed seventh with a time of 19:37.6. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
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