The initial charge away from the FAMU / FSU School of Engineering was led by Charles Kemeny, who led the early stages of the race. Cox was never far behind, however, and eventually caught Kemeny and won going away, ending the race with a lead of over 200 meters. There was less drama in the women's competition as Switzer led almost from start to finish, crossing the line about a quarter mile ahead of women's runner-up McLean.
At 84 finishers, the field was the smallest it had been in five years. It's possible that some runners were discouraged from coming by dire predictions of temperatures in the teens. Weather forecasts, though, always tend toward the apocalyptic, and the actual temperature during the race was 26 to 27 °F. This is indeed cold for north Florida, but it's all what you're used to. The women's winner, Lauren Switzer, is from St. Charles, Illinois--she probably thought it was an early spring.
- Complete results of the 2010 Bowlegs 5K at gulfwinds.org
- My photos of the 2010 Bowlegs 5K at facebook.com
- Winners of the Bowlegs 5K Run For Scholarship, 1985-2009
- Lauren Switzer bio at seminoles.com
- USATF course certification map, Bowlegs 5K Run For Scholarship