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Two tie for first in Kent Cornucopia Days run
Renton's Endalkachew Adane and Bellevue's Mohamud Abdi tied for first on Saturday in the Kent Cornucopia Days Fun Run and Walk.
Adane, 18, and Abdi, 19, each covered the course in 16 minutes, 20.4 seconds.
"They are friends so I don’t think it’s too big of an issue," said Mark Hendrickson, city of Kent cultural programs coordinator, in an email. "They are in different age groups so they both won in their group."
Mary Hatcher, 46, of Puyallup was the top female finisher in 20:42.2.
A total of 558 people participated in the run and walk, up 35 from last year. A total of 124 participants over the age of 60 ran or walked for free courtesy of Tab Wizard, a big jump from the 82 who took advantage of the free entry fee last year.
"It was a warm morning and people still came out to run and walk," Hendrickson said.
The top 10 finishers with their names, ages and times:
1 Mohamud Abdi, 19, 16:20.4
2 Endalkachew Adane, 18, 16:20.4
3 Colton Maddy, 19, 16:51.8
4 John Timeus, 29, 17:26.5
5 Hezekiah Goodwin, 15, 17:30.8
6 Jason Garcia, 17, 17:37.2
7 August Byzinker, 34, 17:53.0
8 David Huff, 17, 18:11.9
9 Jeremy Rene, 47, 18:15.2
10 Deven Maddy, 15, 18:34.3
For complete results, see buduracing.com/raceresults/20140712_1170.pdf#view=Fit.