By Andrew Clay, Monongalia and Preston County Reporter - bio | email
More than 900 runners and volunteers came out for the 18th annual Greater Clarksburg Hatfield & McCoy 10K, Saturday.
The race attracts runners from all across the globe.
The loop runs through downtown Clarksburg. It was designed by race director Carl Hatfield. It's a 5K loop that runners have to complete twice. Those who finished at the top say it certainly isn't easy.
"It's known for being a hillier course compared to some," said Aubrey Moskal from Morgantown. "I mean, we are in West Virginia, so you can kind of expect that, but I like to think of myself as a hill runner, so it wasn't anything I wasn't prepared for. And training in Morgantown where the city is built on hills was a good race for me, I think, it's perfect."
"It starts in front of the fire department, and it finishes in front of the courthouse,"said Hatfield. "It requires, basically, a lot of logistical organization, and we have a lot of volunteers that we could not put this race on without, or we could not put this race on also without our sponsors."
Emanuel Bor is this year's winner. Simion Chirchir and Julius Koskei finished second and third. All three of those runners are from Kenya. Morgantown's Josh Simpson finished 4th and Adam Schroer finished fifth.
The Top women were Susan Jerotich, also of Kenya, and Morgantown's own Aubrey Moskal and Kelsey Markham. You can see full results here.