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It was Sarasota 8-year-old David LaBonte who broke out first at the start of the 5K, but it was Sarasota's Matt Russell, at right in the blue shirt, who won.

Doggies for Duchenne draws record crowd in Lakewood Ranch

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 |

It was Sarasota 8-year-old David LaBonte who broke out first at the start of the 5K, but it was Sarasota's Matt Russell, at right in the blue shirt, who won.

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Race co-organizer Rebekah Boudrie started each race with her air horn.

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 |

Race co-organizer Rebekah Boudrie started each race with her air horn.

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Rebekah Boudrie (back), Josh Davis, service dog Hooch, Monaka Oberer and Grayson Tullio share a moment before the race.

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 |

Rebekah Boudrie (back), Josh Davis, service dog Hooch, Monaka Oberer and Grayson Tullio share a moment before the race.

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Retired Marine Regina Morris of the Lakewood Ranch Runners Club holds the flag for the National Anthem.

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 |

Retired Marine Regina Morris of the Lakewood Ranch Runners Club holds the flag for the National Anthem.

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Sarasota's Matt Russell comes to the finish line as the 5K winner with support from race co-organizer Monaka Oberer

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 |

Sarasota's Matt Russell comes to the finish line as the 5K winner with support from race co-organizer Monaka Oberer

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Sarasota's Matt Russell couldn't be stopped in winning the 5K in 16:30.

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 |

Sarasota's Matt Russell couldn't be stopped in winning the 5K in 16:30.

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Palmetto's Sarah Calandra and Maddox, a chocolate lab, start the runners/dogs race.

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 |

Palmetto's Sarah Calandra and Maddox, a chocolate lab, start the runners/dogs race.

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Sarasota's Paul LaBonte, 9, David LaBonte, 8, and Levi Davis, 8, pay their respect to the flag during the National Anthem.

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 |

Sarasota's Paul LaBonte, 9, David LaBonte, 8, and Levi Davis, 8, pay their respect to the flag during the National Anthem.

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Travis English competed in the Dry Tri portion of the event where the rowing was done on machines inside CrossFit Lena.

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 |

Travis English competed in the Dry Tri portion of the event where the rowing was done on machines inside CrossFit Lena.

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Nakomis' Heather Butcher checks her time of 19:03 after she was the first women's finisher in the 5K.

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 |

Nakomis' Heather Butcher checks her time of 19:03 after she was the first women's finisher in the 5K.

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Palmetto 3-year-old Savannah Cosens didn't run, but she got to dance with the Chick-fil-A mascot.

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 |

Palmetto 3-year-old Savannah Cosens didn't run, but she got to dance with the Chick-fil-A mascot.

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Louis the French poodle came to the event, but strictly as a spectator.

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 |

Louis the French poodle came to the event, but strictly as a spectator.

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The runner/dog event competitors size each other up before the race.

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 |

The runner/dog event competitors size each other up before the race.

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Punta Gorda's Joe Smigel brought his German shepherd Maya to the race.

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 |

Punta Gorda's Joe Smigel brought his German shepherd Maya to the race.

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Competitors could smell a good race.

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 |

Competitors could smell a good race.

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East County's Corey Peyerk placed second overall in the 5K.

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 |

East County's Corey Peyerk placed second overall in the 5K.

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Palmetto's Sarah Calandra and Maddox, a chocolate lab, get ready to run in the runners/dogs.

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 |

Palmetto's Sarah Calandra and Maddox, a chocolate lab, get ready to run in the runners/dogs.

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Rebekah Boudrie, Josh Davis and Monaka Oberer get together before the crush begins. Boudrie and Oberer are race organizers while Davis donated his CrossFit Lena gym for the event.

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 |

Rebekah Boudrie, Josh Davis and Monaka Oberer get together before the crush begins. Boudrie and Oberer are race organizers while Davis donated his CrossFit Lena gym for the event.

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Sarasota's Sue and Tony Smith are snowbirds who were enjoying the warm weather for the race.

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 |

Sarasota's Sue and Tony Smith are snowbirds who were enjoying the warm weather for the race.

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Volunteers Cora, Jordan and Zoe Baszmer of Windermere were some of the first to arrive before the sun came up.

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 |

Volunteers Cora, Jordan and Zoe Baszmer of Windermere were some of the first to arrive before the sun came up.

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