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Fast times highlight Father's Day 5K in Rehoboth

25 runners break 20 minutes; O'Brien wins in 15:47
By Dave Frederick | Jun 21, 2013
Photo by: Dave Frederick Three hundred and sixty runners sprint down Wilmington Avenue tuned into the back-up beep beep of Sunday morning trash trucks.The top finishers are already front running.

The 22nd annual Father’s Day 5K was held June 16 in Rehoboth Beach, and won by Mike O’Brien, 23, in the very fast time of 15:47. Dan Swain, 21, was second in 16:17, followed by Andrew Groff, 18, in 16:46 and Enos Benbow in 16:51.

Joanna Baird, 20, was the first woman in 18:46, with 17-year-old Elizabeth Scott on her heels in 18:48.

The top 25 runners broke the magical 20-minute barrier highlighted by young guns Vaughn Parts, 15, in 17:15; Andrew Weird, 14, 17:34; Jake Bamforth, 15, 19:20; and Blake Hundley, 11, 19:33.

There were 394 finishers in the race. Josh Simpson, 31, won his Clydesdale Division in 20:07. There were 10 men to compete as Clydesdales and eight women in the Fillies category. The women’s winner was Laura Marvin in 28:07.

Olivia Weir, 11, won the 10-13 age group in 22:17.

Eve Hoffman, 26, a doctor now doing her residency in orthopedics won the 25-29 age group in 20:16. Abby Andrews, 30, won her new age group in 21:28.

Meryl Ludwig, 47, continues to run fast, capturing the 45-49 in 21:15.

Karen Johnston, 50, won her new 50-54 group in 24:20.

Jill Extract, 56, won her age group in 26:15.

Andrea Hoffman, 64, ran 27:36 to capture the 60-64. Joann Szczepkowski, 67, continues to dominate her age category, running 24:15.

Twenty runners and one photographer completed the Triple Crown of three races in three towns over three days.

Complete results for all races can be found at www.seashorestriders.com. Photo albums can be found on the Seashore Striders Facebook page and the Facebook page of Dave "Fredman" Frederick.

Mike O'Brien runs 15:47 to win the race. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Dan Swain was second overall with a time of 16:17. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Scott Vieth, 51, runs with Jesper Vieth, 12. Must be granddad; he looks too happy. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Focused and determined is Karen Eder. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Joanna Baird, the first woman in 18:46, leads Elizabeth Scott, 18:48, across the finish line. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Dr. Eve Hoffman finishes the race. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
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