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Berwyn man wins at Brookfield Zoo's Zoo Run Run 5K

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 1:49 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:55 p.m. CDT
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John Staerk of Berwyn finished first in the male 45-49 age category at Brookfield Zoo’s Zoo Run Run with a time of 19:22 Sept. 22.

BROOKFIELD – Nearly 3,600 runners and walkers leaped like gazelles at the Brookfield Zoo's Zoo Run Run for the Conservation Fund 5K on Sept. 22.

The course led participants through an forest of 100-year-old forest of oak trees, past Andean condors near The Living Coast exhibit and by giraffes, zebras and camels along 31st Street, before a final stretch as runner breezed by lions, tigers and snow leopards.

The overall male winner was Christopher Schiel of Schaumburg with a time of 17:49, and the overall female winner was Jane Simpson of Western Springs with a time of 19:40.

Berwyn's John Staerk finished first in the male aged 45-49 category with a time of 19:22.

Runners competed in 13 age categories that ranged from 14 years old to over 70.

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