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July 4, 2013

Fast Track Mile draws generations of runners

Race to be run Thursday morning

TERRE HAUTE — A record turnout is possible at today’s 32nd annual Fast Track Mile and Bob Lemont is doing all he can to contribute to the turnout.

The 82-year-old runner has encouraged a large portion of his family — four generations to be precise — to participate in the one-mile race down Wabash Avenue — which will be run today — this year.

Lemont, who resides in Brazil, is battling a hamstring injury after battling through his most recent 5K. 

“I started running at age 41, about 1971, and then ran my first marathon in 1973,” Lemont said. “Jogging was just taking off then, they didn’t have all the fancy gear they have now. I first started running in a pair of low-cut Converse shoes.”

His son Bob Lemont Jr. and grandson Trey Lemont will be running. Trey finished a tour in the armed forces, returning home to wife Raven and 6-month-old Tinsley.

“She’ll be pushing the baby,” Lemont Sr. said.

His 17-year-old great grandson Kelly Hawkins will also be running. 

“We’ll probably just all stick together. It’s a nice way to kick off the holiday. Usually, after the run we head down to the IHop for breakfast,” Lemont Sr. said.

A record 334 runners are pre-registered for the race, but walk-up registation put the total number of runners over 450 in 2012. Cost is $15 to run today and $20 to also get a t-shirt.

That’s been a common theme for the Wabash Valley Roadrunners, race director Dave Williams said.

“All of our events last year broke attendance records,” Williams said. “And our first one this year, the Swamp Stomp, also set a record. We’re hoping to keep that going.”

Participants vary from serious trainers to casual joggers to walkers.

Terre Haute North standout TaPring Goatee was the 2012 female winner. She is expected to register today. Jayson Meyer was the 2012 male winner.

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