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Winning Thanksgiving Day Race is holiday tradition for J.J. Webber, Tori Gerlach

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Posted at 2:26 PM, Nov 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-28 19:26:37-05

CINCINNATI — J.J. Webber and Tori Gerlach extended their winning streaks in the Cincinnati Thanksgiving Day Race on Thursday.

Webber, of Maineville, Ohio, won the 10K for the fourth straight year in a time of 30:50.

Gerlach, of Charlottesville, Virginia, was the women’s winner for the third straight year in 35:15.

More than 8,500 participated in the 110th annual event – one of the oldest races in the country.

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Webber said he never takes winning for granted.

"I'm always trying to come back every year, year after year," he said. "I've done it for 12 years now and so I'm still loving it every day."

Gerlach makes the trip from Virginia every year for the holiday.

"I think it was a little slow," she said. "I felt stronger, so that's good. It was fun."

Money from the race helps many groups including Ronald McDonald House, Girls on the Run and Goodwill.

Men's Top 3

1. J.J. Webber, Maineville, Ohio, 30:50

2. Ethan Shuley, Fort Thomas, Kentucky, 31:19

3. Derek Knabe, Cincinnati, 31:24

Women's Top 3

1. Tori Gerlach (20th overall), Charlotteville, Virginia, 35:15

2. Maria Kaylor (35th), Cincinnati, 36:08

3. Basilia Samples (46th), Cincinnati, 36:55