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Revisiting the fifth-annual Toano Icy 8K

Steve Chantry and Mercedes Castillo-D'Amico, two members of the Virginia Peninsula Road Racing Hall of Fame, had impressive races after lengthy absences from the sport at last Saturday's fifth-annual Toano Icy 8K Run.

The Toano race was the first Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix race of 2017 and it featured a record 152 finishers in the 8K and accompanying third annual Frosty 5K Run, to go with 17 finishers in the one-mile fun run. All races started and finished at Toano Middle School.

For the men, two-time defending CRR Grand Prix men's champion Roger Hopper, 26, of Williamsburg started the year off well, winning in 27:21 for the 4.97-mile distance, less than a half minute...