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Jake Pittman won the Pepper Fest 10K race in his bare feet. His time was 41:52 seconds. Photo by Randy Hanson

Barefoot runner wins Pepper Fest 10K

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Jake Pittman not only clocked the best time in 2009 Pepper Fest 10-kilometer foot race Saturday morning, he did it in his bare feet.

"This is cake," the free-spirited former Hudson High School runner quipped after completing the 6.2-mile course in 41 minutes, 52 seconds.


He's been running barefooted long enough to toughen his feet.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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