Half marathon held in Owensboro

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Published: Nov. 13, 2021 at 6:20 PM CST
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OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - If you were driving around Owensboro Saturday morning, you probably noticed a few road closures.

They were for the third annual Wendell Foster Half Marathon.

More than 600 runners were out, supporting Wendell Foster’s mission of empowering people with disabilities.

26-year-old Josh Backes took first place overall in the race with a time of just over 70 minutes. Gisela Olalde finished first in the women’s group with a time of one hour, 16 minutes and 16 seconds.

The first place man and woman took home a $750 cash prize, with second place receiving $500 and third place winning $250.

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