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Thousands Take Part in 16th Annual Klompen Classic

Over two thousand people ran or walked in Wednesday night’s Klompen Classic in Pella – one of the largest turnouts ever. A Pella man was the overall winner of the 5k race, with 23-year-old Theodorus Clark finishing the route in 16:40. Another 23-year-old, Danna Kelly of Des Moines, was the top overall female runner. In the Masters Division for participants age 40 and older, 41-year-old Daniel Austin of Boone took first place for the men. 44-year-old Jennifer Smart of Pella took first place in the Female Masters Division.