Cheptoek wins Woodstock, sets course record for second year in a row
by Joe Medley
jmedley@annistonstar.com
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Patrick Cheptoek crosses the Woodstock 5K finish line in a course-record time of 14:05 on Saturday in Anniston.
Patrick Cheptoek crosses the Woodstock 5K finish line in a course-record time of 14:05 on Saturday in Anniston.
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Patrick Cheptoek won the Woodstock 5K and set a course record for the second year in a row, finishing in 14 minutes and five seconds Saturday on the historic 3.1-mile course in Anniston. He bested his 2012 record by eight seconds.

It marked the fourth year in a row that the course record fell, all since Woodstock organizers added a $500 incentive for breaking a record Scott Strand held for years.

Cheptoek, who beat Emmanuel Bor by one second a year ago, won by 22 seconds Saturday.

Lydia Kosgei was the top female in 17:06, a full minute slower than Risper Gesabwa’s 2012 record. The women’s record had fallen three years in a row.


2013 Woodstock 5k complete results

This year’s Woodstock was the 33rd and the final time the race is scheduled to hold the designation as the Road Runners Club of America’s 5K championship. Woodstock held that designation four of the past five years, including the past three.

A total 1,378 runners registered for Saturday's Woodstock 5K and Kidstock mile fun run, and 1,241 participated. The 2012 field of 1,554 set the record.

Sports Columnist Joe Medley: 256-235-3576. On Twitter @jmedley_star.

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