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& Outdoors 2013 Cape Gazette. Summer's End 5K hot and heavy with hanging.humidity Race won by Aidan McDermott, 15, of New York in brisk 17:44 y Dave Frederick edman@capegazette.com The Summer's End 5K held Sept. 1 in Dewey Beach was the beginning Of astronomical fall but according to runners was the hottest, 'most uncomfortable rac- ing weather all season whatever season it was. Sandwich bags of ice were worn on heads and backs of necks; even a cleavage cooler was spotted as hundreds headed to Jimmy's Grille for fmal results -d beer. The race*was won by 15-year- old "no driver's license" Aidan McDermott of Pleasantville, N.Y., with a time of 17:44: Craig Moscetti, 18:51; Brandt Chi, 19:01; Joey Andfisani, 19:05; and Leroy Howards, 19:10 round- ed out the top five. The leaderboard for women saw Beth Reinhart, 33, of Allison Park, Pc., the winner in 20:32 followed by Alyssa Pietrobono, 20:50; Meryl Ludwig, 21:03; El- eanor Gitney, 21:31; and Sofia Alfieri, 22:00. Taiwan Savage, 37, a former Cape cross country state cham- pion and state cross country Athlete of the Year now living in Philadelphia, Pa., ran 23:11. Taiwan is one of five siblings who were state champions; the others are Willie with 11 titles, Princess in the high jump, Trane- sha "Lady Bug" in the 400 meters and Janelle in the triple jump. The sixth sibling, Chimere, is the brainy one and is a teacher. Joann Szczepkowski, 67, con- tinues to dominate her age group, running 24:37. Tim Latterner, 47, who was told before the race, "You can't park here, pal" and still didn't flash his FBI card, ran 25:12: Tim, a big guy who can take care of himself and a couple of bad guys, is training for a marathon. Doug White, 71, a member of the Delaware Sports Hall of Aidan McDermott takes the lead and keeps it the entire race. Leroy How- ard, 22, of Potomac, Md., just behind McDermott, finished fifth. Fame, ran 25:20. Mark Voicheck, 55, ran nine miles before the race then clocked a 27:19. Mark is like made-over major weight loss guy who should not be encouraged. He too is training for a marathon or is just crazy. Jack Vassalotti, 61, running for the Frank Perdue Track Club ran 27:43. The 37th Bottle and Cork 10 Miler and 5K will be Saturday, Sept. 7, beginning at 8 a.m. L : .......... DAVE FREDERICK PHOTOS "rAIWAN SAVAGE, 37, former Delaware Cross Country Runner of the Year and a state champion at Cape, closes in on the finish. Some athletes shine by s]mpl, outworking others ut-crazy - I think some P runners and triathletes confuse outwork with out-crazy, because you can always race a longer distance and train more miles or run in six races over a weekend, but someone somewhere will do all that just as a prelude to kayaking across the Delaware Bay just stopping long enough to free dive and spearfish a rockfish to use for one-arm curls just to get a bicep pump going. Don't get me wrong; /,love these people. There is a group whose members call themselves Certified Running Nuts. I spoke to some of them who run 120 races a year; that's roughly $3,000 annually just on registration fees. I know some people run up a summer bar tab in the same amount; it just depends on how you choose to spend disposable income. 13o away - I want 64-year-old open-water distance swimmer Diana Nyad to go away now because I don't think there is any question she is all the way nuts. Go to Broad and Chunk in North Philly, sit on a stoop and start going on about swimming from Cuba and see who gives a row houserat about it. Some- day someone else will make that swim and then swim back while someone else will back- stroke across with a lab puppy riding on his or her chest. Grand Mom Rose: "No mat- terwhat feat you accomplish, there will soon be a.trump card played by someone else." Outwork - I know for a fact that at every level of corn- petitive athletics - I'm talking here about athletes on teams, not over-the-top lifters and treadmill trekkers - it is pos- sible to outwork teammates to win playing time. And that's because most athletes talk a better workout game than train hard for the season. And the gains made through lifting and running are quickly lost in some programs where stand- ing around in practice takes up half the time - you know, the getting-reps-then-rest model. You know, if the people with the most talent also worked the hardest, the rest of us wouldn't have a chance, Outhustle - In soccer it's the dreaded 50/50 ball; in basketball it's the loose ball and in lacrosse it's the ground ball. Football has the fumble and tipped ball; in baseball it's the sinking liner or ball in the hole. I could go on, but I'm losing interest in myself. The person who wins or gets Continued on page 93 DAVE ENOS BENBOW RAN THREE RACES Aug. 31: Last Blast 5K, Shadow 1OK and Salisbury Alumni Cross Country 8K. Enos was scheduled to 20-miler in Baltimore on Sunday morning but did something normal for change and overslept.