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A Shoeless Bill Jones Runs to 2nd Place in 5K


He had taken sixth in the 10k earlier.

Posted:  2013-05-30

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Bill-Jones-shoelessLA CROSSE, Wis.— In his final race as a Baron athlete, Franciscan University runner Bill Jones placed second in the 5k at the Division III National Championships wearing only one shoe. In spite of this predicament, Jones ran a time of 14:27.26 to become a two-time All American and national championship title runner-up.

In the initial struggle for a good position Jones kept pace with the leaders, which forced him to run most of the race in the second lane and cost him his shoe in the second lap when a competitor accidentally stepped on his heel.

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