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Clarksburg 10K, 2-Mile Run, and Kids-K A Huge Success in 2012

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CLARKSBURG -

The turnout for Saturday's Cecil Jarvis 10K race was outstanding. Runners from all over the country hit the streets of Clarksburg for the annual race.

There were a total of three races, beginning with the biggest, the 10K.

Philip Lagat of Kenya finished in first place with a time of 30 minutes and 43 seconds.

Following Lagat in second place was Tariku Bokan of Ethiopia with a time of 30 minutes and 47 seconds.

Seven-time Division-II All-American and Western Pennsylvania-native Jeff Weiss finished in third with a time of 30 minutes and 56 seconds.

After the race the runners were obviously exhausted, but said it was well worth it.

"Afterwards I said, 'Oh my gosh there's one more hill.' So then I relaxed; just calmed down and relaxed. And my friend from Kenya I saw him fall out at the last minute and I said this could kill me," Lagat said.

"Yeah I was trying to stick with him at least for the first loop," Weiss said. "You always want to feel good for the first loop. If you come through the first loop feeling raggedy then you know you're going to have a bad day. But I felt good and the sun peeled off and couldn't quite catch up to the last two but I'm pleased with it anyways."

Following the 10K was the two-mile run through the streets of Clarksburg.

The run began at 10 a.m. and participants received a free T-shirt designed specifically for the event.

Sharon Maloney, wife of Republican nominee for West Virginia Governor Bill Maloney, was there participating as well.

The Kids-K race began around 11 a.m. after the conclusion of the two-mile run.

Kids the ages of 12 and under were allowed to race a short distance down the streets of Clarksburg.

Something neat this year, they all received a #1 race number as well.