Holding hands, John Doub of Waynesboro, Pa., and Steve Spence of Centreville, Va., crossed the finish line together in yesterday's sixth annual Washington Urban League 15-K Hometown Run.
Doub, 29, and Spence, 24, finished the run in 47:03.16. Kenneth Aliceburg of Petersburg, Va., was third in 48:08.39.
"There wasn't any shade on the course," said Doub. "It really slowed us down and we couldn't keep up the pace that we set early. Once we got near the finish line, I looked at Steve, he looked at me, and we just decided it was a nice day to tie."
Mary Alico of Arlington finished first among the women in 53:39. Donna Elliott of Annandale was second in 1:02.59, followed by Susan Pantzer (1:03.36).
George Keim of Waynesboro, Pa., won the masters division in 51:24 ahead of Washington's Fay Bradley (51:40). Gust Svanson of Alexandria (53:47) was third. Washington's Richard Quinn won the race-walk in 1:13.5 over David Pienkowski of Washington (1:19.22). Kathy Donley (1:29.36) of Raleigh, N.C., beat Brendy Gates (1:41.38) in the women's race-walk. Carla Ramsey of Washington won the wheelchair race in 1:11.20.