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Steve Kudla loves running and Old Bay

Steve Kudla loves running and Old Bay

Steve Kudla is probably known as the fleetest flavorist around McCormick and Company after his performance in a 5K race last Saturday.

The 60-year-old Forest Hill resident placed 11th among 465 finishers in the annual Old Bay 5K in Hunt Valley. He ran 19:19 and finished almost a mile (7 minutes) ahead of the nearest 60-and-over finisher.

Kudla, a master flavorist (flavor chemist) at McCormick, finished first in the 55-60 age group, 46 seconds ahead of the runner-up. Another McCormick employee, 57-year-old Layne Party, one of Baltimore's top runners of 30 years ago, finished second in the age group.

Kudla's recent performances indicate he is one of Maryland's fastest...