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Elizabeth Bishop

Repeat winner in front at Firecracker 10K

A record-setting 449 runners paced through the streets of Arbutus to kick off the 29th annual Arbutus Firecracker 10K on July 4 and it was deja vu as Mouhcine Outaleb won the race for the second straight year and David Berdan was second again.

Outaleb completed the 6.2 mile course in 31:58, an average mile pace of 5:09.

Berdan, who the race from 2007 through 2009, finished in 32:53.5.

Ty Stump (33:43.4), Mark Buschman (34:01.2), Doug Mock (35:17.6), Mike Colaiacovo (35:30.1), Adam Driscoll (35:49.7), Steve Jacobs (36:04.6), Dave Berardi (36:06.9) and Paul Hugus (36:10) rounded out the top 10.

The leading female was Catonsville resident Emily Hurley.