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Cake and Farley win Race 

ONE OF THE MORE POPULAR RACES OF THE SUMMER IS THE BANGOR LABOR DAY 5 MILER.

THE TEMPERATURE WAS 60 DEGREES AT THE 134 RUNNERS AT THE START AND IT DIDN’T TAKE PRE RACE FAVORITE JUDSON CAKE VERY LONG TO JUMP INTO THE LEAD. A RATHER SLOW START FOR CAKE HE SAID….. BUT THAT WAS PART OF THE PLAN.

A BIT OF A HEAD WIND IN THE BEGINNING KEPT HIM FROM CHASING THE COURSE RECORD.

AT THE THREE MILE MARK HE WAS STILL LEADING AT THE TOP OF WEST BROADWAY. WITH ERIK McCARTHY IN HOT PERSUIT.

BUT AT THE FINISH OUTSIDE THE BANGOR ARMORY IT WAS A PIECE OF CAKE… HE WAS 20 SECONDS AHEAD OF McCARTHY AND JOE CAPEHART WAS A MINUTE 20 BEHIND HIS WINNING TIME OF 26:50.

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THE REAL RACE WAS WITH THE WOMEN WHEN FORMER HAMPDEN STANDOUT ORIANA FARLEY.

SHE OUTKICKED ANOTHER 23 YEAR OLD ELIZABETH BRUNTON IN THE FINAL FEW YARDS FOR THE WIN. ANOTHER BROWN UNIVERSITY GRAD DAVE FARLEY WAS THE WINNER OF THE FIRST TWO RACES IN THE 60’s.

HER TIME 33:01.