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Local runners fare well in Cairo Levee Footrace

Sunday, November 23, 2008

CAIRO, Ill. -- The 38th running of the Cairo Levee Footrace took place Nov. 8 at St. Mary's Park in Cairo, Ill. Seventy-five runners braved the cool, windy weather to take part in the 3.1 or 6.2 mile race.

Sikeston's 88-year-old Glenn Harper was the oldest runner in the competition and completed the 3.1 mile course in a little over one hour.

Jim Porter of Sikeston was the winner in the 10K, 41-45 age group with a time of 48:35.

In the 5K race, Charleston's Wayne Corse finished second overall with a time of 21:55. East Prairie's Craig Sutton won the 41-45 age division, finishing in 33:08 while Bob Whitehead won the 56-60 age group with a time of 28:20.

Runners came from as far away as Poplar Bluff and Louisville, Ky. to compete in the oldest existing footrace in Southern Illinois.