This article came to Campbell Patch from Campbell Mayor Mike Kotowski
Campbell residents John Kogan and Dan Furtado scored first place honors in their race divisions at the 8th Annual Silicon Valley Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day.
Kogan, 43, won the overall 5K race (3.1 miles) with a time of 16:03, averaging a5:10 minute pace per mile. There were 12,023 runners competing in the 5K run.
In the 10K (6.1 miles) race former Campbell Mayor Dan Furtado, 69, was also all smiles as he took the lead in his age division (65-69) with a 50:04 minute run, averaging 8:04 mile pace. Furtado also runs in full marathons on a regular basis.
In the “70 and Over” division Campbell Mayor Mike Kotowski, placed 11th. There were 19 runners in the group. Kotowski, 71, ran with a torn meniscus and a knee contusion as a result of an injury last July. He stated that he had not run more than four miles in practice over the last two months just to keep his leg flexible and hopefully complete the race. His 1:05:47 was about 10 minutes off his normal 10K time, Kotowski said.
The Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot” benefits three local charities that help Silicon Valley families meet their most basic needs for health, hope and a home. The annual race attracted 22,000 runners and walkers with elite runners from as far away as Kenya, Africa who were competing for points toward Olympic competition.
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