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Winter wimps out for annual road race

Unseasonable warmth attracts 100 more runners

Rick Vertucci speaks to runners at the starting line at the Fulmont Roadrunners Club's 27th annual Winter Wimp foot race  in Hagaman on Saturday, January 12, 2013.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Rick Vertucci speaks to runners at the starting line at the Fulmont Roadrunners Club's 27th annual Winter Wimp foot race in Hagaman on Saturday, January 12, 2013.
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Even a wimp could have withstood a run outdoors on Saturday. The Winter Wimp foot race in Hagaman has offered snow, sleet and freezing cold temperatures in the past, said race director Rick Vertucci of Amsterdam. “It’s unusually mild,” he said of the weather for the 27th running on Saturday. Because of the warm temperatures, an additional 100 people showed up to expand the field to more than 250 at the 1 p.m. start. Per ...

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