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Key Largo Bridge Run Attracts 814 Participants

KEY LARGO (CBSMiami/FKNB) - Two south Floridians won overall men's and women's half-marathon titles Saturday at the fifth annual Key Largo Bridge Run in the Florida Keys.

Steven Chadwick, 18, a high school senior in Tavernier placed a time of one hour, 31 minutes and 55 seconds. Key West resident Sarah Williams, 39, ran 01:42:39 to win the women's division.

The out-and-back foot race crossed the 65-foot-high, 1.25-mile-long Jewfish Creek Bridge and the southern portion of the 18-Mile Stretch, a segment of the Florida Keys Overseas Highway between Florida City and Key Largo.

Key Largo Bridge Run
Participants in the Key Largo Bridge Run cross the Jewfish Creek Bridge Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Key Largo, Fla. The event, at the top of the Florida Keys Overseas Highway, attracted 814 participants and featured three different distances including a 5 kilometer, 10k and a half-marathon. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Overall 10-kilometer division winners were Lighthouse Point, Fla., resident Ed Ferrer with a time of 43:04, and Boca Raton, Fla., resident Leandra Bates with a time of 46:37.

Top honors in the 5K men's and women's divisions went to Islamorada's Ivan Diaz, 27, and Nicole Johnson, 29, of Tavernier. They posted times of 19:16 and 24:28, respectively.

Runners from 26 American states, Germany, Argentina and Canada competed among the event's 814 participants.

The 2014 event is set for Saturday, Nov. 7.

"The Florida Keys News Bureau contributed to this report."

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