Fast times and colorful characters at Turkey Trot 5K

Shlomo Fishman wins in 16:37
November 30, 2017

The 15th annual Sea Colony Turkey Trot to benefit Delaware Special Olympics went off Nov. 26, attracting 200 runners and walkers, highlighted by a collection of colorful names in the circle of champions.

Shlomo Fishman, 25, from Silver Spring, Md., was the overall winner in the very fast time of 16:37. Margarita Brose, 55, from Arlington, Va., was the overall women’s champion in 21:40.

“Shlomo’s time was really fast for this course,” said Race Director Tim Bamforth. He added: “Shlomo is a great name for a fast runner.”

Fishman recently completed the Marine Corps Marathon in 2:46:49. He observes the Orthodox Jewish faith and does not compete on the Sabbath, which is on Saturday, so that knocks him out of the Rehoboth Marathon Saturday, Dec. 2.

John Blackford, 41, was the male masters champion in 20:54, while Faith Foxwell, 41, was first in the female masters in 24:10.

The 10-13 male race was super fast and won by Bennett Brumbley in 20:02, followed closely by Alex Brousseau in 22:42 and Ben Habler in 23:53.

Gage Hall, the 9-year-old Millsboro Roadrunner, “meep meep,” won his age group in 22:23, while Brian Rees was second in 26:28.

Special Olympians Jeremy Eglit, 25, a former Cape football manager, ran 44:40, while Jonathan Stoklosa, 36, a 400-pound bench presser with Down syndrome, ran 52:27, a personal record, as he was trying to break 57 minutes.

Henry Danver, 70, who led Churchill High of Maryland to five state championships in soccer, won his age group in 31:07. “This is only my third race of the year,” Danver said. “I live here in Sea Colony, so I can roll in and out easily.”

The Rehoboth Marathon is set for Saturday, Dec. 2. The field was closed down with entries at 3,000 runners for the half and full. It starts from the Rehoboth Bandstand at 7 a.m.