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Three Harford runners finish in top 15 of 50K in Susquehanna State Park

Three Harford runners finish in top 15 of 50K in Susquehanna State Park

A runner from Italy won the 29th Annual HAT Run 50K in Susquehanna State Park Saturday. Behind him, five local runners achieved top-15 finishes in the field of 431 starters.

Stefano Ruzzo, 34, from the city of Busto Arsizio in Northern Italy, needed just 4 hours, 1 minute to complete the 31-mile course that included many hill climbs and four stream crossings.

Billy Steele of Rising Sun finished second in 4:08:36 after leading about half the distance. Nicholas Klastava of Perry Hall took third in 4:12:22. Three Harford County runners placed in the top 15. Phillip Pawlukovich of Forest Hill was ninth in 4:48:56; Mike McMonagle of Bel Air, 14th in 4:56:50; and Matthew Burdette of...

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