Gillettes return to Swiss Days Race lead
The Swiss Days Race king has returnedâ€¦heâ€™s just slowed a bit.
Justin Gillette, winner of five straight First Bank of Berne race titles from 2004-2009, reclaimed his throne on an ideal Saturday morning, posting a 16:05.8 winning time, a few seconds faster than his runner-up time of a year ago, but the slowest of any of his six winning times.
â€œI havenâ€™t ran a hard 5K since Swiss Days of 2009 so it took a while to get the legs moving,â€ said Gillette, who took the lead on Sprunger Street during the first mile and never relinquished it. â€œLuckily I had enough, even with a slow time, to win.â€
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