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Local runners shine at Run for the Dream Half Marathon

Local runners shine at Run for the Dream Half Marathon

WILLIAMSBURG — Runners from the Hampton Roads area dominated the Run for the Dream Half Marathon on Saturday, taking the top spot in the women's race and the top two for the men.

Smithfield's Victor Flemming, 34, and John Piggott, 48, of Williamsburg got out to a quick start and built a sizable lead over the 2,200-participant field by around the two-mile marker. The two ran side-by-side for the next couple of miles before Flemming pulled ahead for the remainder of the race.

Flemming ran alone for the next hour, with only the spectators, volunteers and the race organizers' lead truck to keep him company. Just after passing the 12-mile marker, he took a peak behind him...

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