Key Largo Bridge Run Attracts Over 800 Participants

Participants in the Key Largo Bridge Run make their way across a segment of the Florida Keys Overseas Highway Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in Key Largo, Fla. (Courtesy: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
WFORBridgeRun5 Participants in the Key Largo Bridge Run make their way across a segment of the Florida Keys Overseas Highway Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in Key Largo, Fla. (Courtesy: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
This year's event attracted 819 entrants that ran and walked in 5K, 10K and half-marathon divisions. (Courtesy: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
KLP01 This year's event attracted 819 entrants that ran and walked in 5K, 10K and half-marathon divisions. (Courtesy: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
Chris Oesch, 44, of Weston, Fla., placed a time of one hour, 21 minutes and 52 seconds. He’s a project engineer originally from South Africa. (Courtesy: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
KLP02 Chris Oesch, 44, of Weston, Fla., placed a time of one hour, 21 minutes and 52 seconds. He’s a project engineer originally from South Africa. (Courtesy: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
Rachelle Ginsberg, a real estate broker from Miami Beach, ran 01:36:31 to win the women’s division. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
KLP03 Rachelle Ginsberg, a real estate broker from Miami Beach, ran 01:36:31 to win the women’s division. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
Runners from 27 U.S. states as well as the Bahamas, Brazil, Germany and Switzerland competed among the event’s 819 participants. (Courtesy: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
KLP04 Runners from 27 U.S. states as well as the Bahamas, Brazil, Germany and Switzerland competed among the event’s 819 participants. (Courtesy: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
Nick Martinez pushes his daughter Amelia,  during the Key Largo Bridge Run Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in Key Largo, Fla. (Courtesy: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
KLP05 Nick Martinez pushes his daughter Amelia, during the Key Largo Bridge Run Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in Key Largo, Fla. (Courtesy: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
Participants in the Key Largo Bridge Run make their way across a segment of the Florida Keys Overseas Highway Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in Key Largo, Fla. (Courtesy: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
WFORbridgerun1 Participants in the Key Largo Bridge Run make their way across a segment of the Florida Keys Overseas Highway Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in Key Largo, Fla. (Courtesy: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
Under sunny skies, 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 U.S. Highway 1 between Florida City and Key Largo that was recently completed after $330 million in improvements and a construction time of nearly seven years. (Courtesy: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
WFORbridgerun2 Under sunny skies, 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 U.S. Highway 1 between Florida City and Key Largo that was recently completed after $330 million in improvements and a construction time of nearly seven years. (Courtesy: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
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A young boy runs to the finish line in the Key Largo Bridge Run Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in Key Largo, Fla. (Courtesy: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
Top honors in the 5K men’s and women’s divisions went to Miami resident Jon Williams, 42, who previously held the course records for the race’s 10K and 5K events, and Tamara Klopenstein, 53, of Ft. Lauderdale. Each posted a time of 17:54 and 23:38, respectively. Williams’ time sets a new course record for the 5K. (Courtesy: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
WFORbridgerun4 Top honors in the 5K men’s and women’s divisions went to Miami resident Jon Williams, 42, who previously held the course records for the race’s 10K and 5K events, and Tamara Klopenstein, 53, of Ft. Lauderdale. Each posted a time of 17:54 and 23:38, respectively. Williams’ time sets a new course record for the 5K. (Courtesy: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)
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