Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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April 20, 2013

Former Greenwood H.S. athlete wins Butterflies' 5k



A friend of theirs, Matt Reynolds of Glasgow, was with them after the race. He came “for the cause and for the Glasgow Run Club and because of his awesome friends.”

He finished at 21:22, and his previous best time was 22:48, he said.

Those personal best times seemed to be going around, as Witt finished at 24:22, his best time, andn Shaw finished at 22:38.

“This was a personal record. It's the fastest I've ever run,” Shaw said.

Tom Wimsatt of Bowling Green let out an audible, “Yes!” as he came across the finish line and was glancing at the official clock that read 29:57.

“My last race was 30 minutes and I wanted to make sure it wasn't a fluke,” he explained a few moments later.

Before that, it had been 31:06, but he's gotten new shoes done a lot of speed training and was thrilled at the results.

Wimsatt has been running since May 2011 and had lost 106 pounds, although he said he put a bit of that back on in muscle.

“It's been one crazy journey so far. I don't know where it's going, but I like it,” he said.

He said he really enjoyed the Butterflies for Maddie race and the overall atmosphere.

“It's positive; it's upbeat. Gotta love that,” he said.

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