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Days after a high fever, Jon Mott wins his fifth Times Turkey Trot 10K

CLEARWATER — On Tuesday, Jon Mott had a 103-degree fever.

That was not enough to keep him from maintaining his dominance Thursday at the 39th Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot.

The former Northeast standout added to his record with his fifth title in the event's signature 10K race, finishing with an unofficial time of 33 minutes, 18 seconds.

"I've run this race just about every year," Mott said. "There was no way I was going to miss this.

Mott's girlfriend, Sydney Devoe, won the women's 10K with an unofficial time of 35:33.

This was the first time the former University of Florida distance runner had participated in any Turkey Trot event.

"Jon encouraged me to give it a try," Devoe said. "He kept telling me he wins it every year."

Calvin Wilson won the men's 1-mile Gobbler (4:27) and the 5K Wingding (15:46). The women's winners were Jamie Stiles in the 1K (5:35) and Becky Howarth in the 5K (17:39).

     
   
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