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Kosgei returns to headline men's field for Crazy 8s 8K

June 29th, 2011 11:06 pm by Pat Kenney

KINGSPORT — The 22nd running of the Indian Path Medical Center & SunTrust Bank Crazy 8s 8K Run will take place Saturday, July 16 at 9:58 p.m.

Known as the world’s fasted 8K, the Crazy 8s is a Kingsport tradition and one of the most popular events during the city’s annual Fun Fest celebration.

Returning to defend his title will be Kenya’s Shadrack Kosgei.

“We’re excited that Shadrack is coming back,’’ said Hank Brown, co-event director and elite athlete recruiter, at Wednesday’s Crazy 8s press conference. “He’s an exciting runner and goes all out. I think he’ll make a run for the world record.’’

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