Sinclair Wins DeKalb Fair 5K Race

July 16, 2017
by: 
Dwayne Page
Matthew Sinclair of Carthage wins the DeKalb Fair 5K race Saturday. The award is presented by Race organizer Matt Boss (left) and by Ronnie Redmon (center) and William Edmonds (right) of the American Legion Post 122. Proceeds from the race support local veterans.
Winners and several other participants and veterans pictured at DeKalb Fair 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run Saturday
Maddux Pyburn won the DeKalb Fair Fun Run at 12:20. Pictured with Race Organizer Matt Boss
Local veteran Daren Oakley (right), who completed four years service in the U.S. Army last October, competed in the DeKalb Fair 5K Saturday. This year’s race raised funds in support of veterans.

Matthew Sinclair of Carthage won the DeKalb County Fair 5K and Fun Run Saturday.

Sinclair was the overall winner of the race, which was held on West Main Street in Alexandria. He ran the course in 17:34.

Aaron Gottlied took second place in the race and Daren Oakley came in third place.

Maddux Pyburn won the Fun Run at 12:20

Other winners in the 5K were:
Ages 12 and younger:
1st place: Kaleb Spears
2nd place: Mara Oakley

Women:
1st place: Doris Graham
2nd place: Andy Armstrong
3rd place: Kelly Pyburn

Seniors
1st place: Mark Sullivan
2nd place: Brenda Hooper

All proceeds will go to the American Legion, a non-profit organization in DeKalb County in support of veterans.

With the race being held this year in support of veterans, Race Director Matt Boss said it was an honor to have a veteran compete in the run.

Daren Oakley of DeKalb County finished in third place in the 5K. He returned home in October, 2016 after having served four years in the U.S. Army.

“I served four years in the military police corps in Washington State. I was deployed for nine months at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba,” said Oakley.

“I was anxious to get back to DeKalb County. I really missed the races including the Fiddler 5K. I wanted to do the DeKalb Fair race last year but I didn’t get back in time. I raced in the Fiddler 5K this year and I participate pretty much anywhere there is a race in Middle Tennessee,” added Oakley.

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