Close to 900 Runners Compete in Annual Key Largo Bridge Run

Runners from 24 states participated in the race.

Saturday, Nov 10, 2012  |  Updated 11:49 AM EDT
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Florida Keys News Bureau

Entrants in the Key Largo Bridge Run begin their trek across the Jewfish Creek Bridge at the top of the Florida Keys Overseas Highway Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, in Key Largo, Fla. The event attracted 885 participants who competed in half-marathon, 5k and 10k divisions.

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Close to 900 people were in the Florida Keys Saturday to compete in the annual Key Largo Bridge Run, officials said.

About 885 participants ran the half-marathon, which was ultimately won by two South Floridians, according to the Florida Keys News Bureau.

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Tavernier man Peter Frezza, 37, won the men's division with a time of one hour and 17 minutes. Dana Thomas, a Miami high school student, was the top female runner with a time of one hour and 39 minutes, officials said.

Competitors from Germany, Canada and 24 states raced on the Jewfish Creek Bridge and the part of the 18-Mile Stretch. There was also a separate 10K and 5K race.

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Next year's run is scheduled for Nov. 9.

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