New Canaan well-represented in Pequot Thanksgiving Day Race
Updated 8:23 pm, Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Philadelphia's Cameron Marantz didn't run the five-mile Pequot Thanksgiving Day Race last year, but that didn't stop him from claiming a convincing win by a margin of over 30 seconds with a time of 25:25. Marantz, who also won in 2009, finished over a minute later than he did two years ago. Henry Wynne took second place in 26:09, and Westport's Luke McCambley came in third in 26:11.
Meredith Anand clocked in at 28:49 to win the women's race, comfortably ahead of second place Sharon Lemberger's 29:16. New Canaan's Hope Krause was the third in the women's race, clocking in at 29:16
Top New Canaan runners included Krause (30th place, 29:16), Nicholas Sykes (46th place, 29:59), Ike Groff (99th place, 31:41), John Wilson (134th place, 32:40), Dana Perry (189th place, 33:46), Jay Goebel (206th place, 34:02), Lisa Tuffy (245th place, 34:28), John Dunn (308th place, 35:28), Dede Beck (313th place, 35:34) and Sarah Young (325th place, 35:44).
In total, 4,200 runners finished the race, a new record for the Pequot Thanksgiving Day Race.
The race is a benefit for the Wakeman Boys and Girls Club, the Laddie Lawrence Scholarship Fund, Fairfield Counseling Services, Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Westport EMS, Fairfield Police Explorers, Keystone Club and Weston High School Boosters.