South Florida resident Josh Peterson claimed his third consecutive overall men’s title during Saturday’s 35th annual Seven Mile Bridge Run.
Peterson, 23, of Boca Raton finished first among 1,500 participants in 38 minutes, 57 seconds. Laura DiBella, 37, of Fernandina Beach completed the course in 43:00, also her third consecutive overall women’s division title.
Fort Lauderdale’s Michael Stone, 36, finished second in the men’s division with a time of 39:27. Ryan Vanorman, 16, of Rockford, Mich., placed third with a time of 39:38.
In her third bridge run endeavor, Morgan Hull, 20, an engineering student in Gainesville, placed second in the women’s division with a time of 43:19. Race veteran Helena Bursa, 40, of Big Pine Key placed third at 43:51.
The first Seven Mile Bridge Run was in 1982 to commemorate the opening of the then-new Seven Mile Bridge.