Photos: Runners Pound the Pavement

500 run Farmingdale streets as part of 5k race.

The Runners Edge 5k race for runners and racewalkers kicked off Saturday morning, with about 500 female competitors completing the course.

Racers came from around Long Island, competing in different categories that saw Leonora Petrina of Bayport finish first, Laura Cummings of Bay Shore second and Heather Williams of Centerport third.

The top finishers from the Town of Oyster Bay were Shari Klarfeld of Plainview at No. 8 and Farmingdale's Elizabeth Waywell, in the ninth spot.

A field of 15 competed in the racewalking portion, led by U.S. Olympian Maria Michta, who finished the course in 24 minutes, 5.5 seconds. Saturday's race was her last before heading to the Olympics in London.

Runner’s Edge was chief sponsor, with the matrimonial law firm of Mejias, Milgrim, Alvarado serving as the presenting sponsor. Race management is by the Greater Long Island Running Club, with GLIRC’s Debbie Blair serving as the race director.

Terri Lester July 16, 2012 at 02:18 AM
Renee Greenspan is the second woman in the black shirt


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