John Loeffel Repeats as Firecracker 8K Champion - 27 East

John Loeffel Repeats as Firecracker 8K Champion

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John Loeffel repeated as champion of the Firecracker 8K on Sunday morning.   RON ESPOSITO

John Loeffel repeated as champion of the Firecracker 8K on Sunday morning. RON ESPOSITO

Aileen Barry, this year's women's 8K champion, running alongside Jake Cook of Southampton, who was taking part in the 3-mile race.   RON ESPOSITO

Aileen Barry, this year's women's 8K champion, running alongside Jake Cook of Southampton, who was taking part in the 3-mile race. RON ESPOSITO

Leo Hackett of Bridgehampton was the winner of the 3-mile race.  RON ESPOSITO

Leo Hackett of Bridgehampton was the winner of the 3-mile race. RON ESPOSITO

Leo Hackett of Bridgehampton was the winner of the 3-mile race.  RON ESPOSITO

Leo Hackett of Bridgehampton was the winner of the 3-mile race. RON ESPOSITO

Kiera Cameron of Riverhead was the female winner of the 3-mile race.   RON ESPOSITO

Kiera Cameron of Riverhead was the female winner of the 3-mile race. RON ESPOSITO

Amelia Reich-Hale of Hampton Bays was third in the 3-mile race.   RON ESPOSITO

Amelia Reich-Hale of Hampton Bays was third in the 3-mile race. RON ESPOSITO

Runners start the 33rd annual Firecracker 8K in Southampton Village on Sunday morning.   RON ESPOSITO

Runners start the 33rd annual Firecracker 8K in Southampton Village on Sunday morning. RON ESPOSITO

Leo Hackett of Bridgehampton was the winner of the 3-mile race.   RON ESPOSITO

Leo Hackett of Bridgehampton was the winner of the 3-mile race. RON ESPOSITO

Patrick Heppell, left, with Myer Heppell.  RON ESPOSITO

Patrick Heppell, left, with Myer Heppell. RON ESPOSITO

Michelle Chow of Potomac, Maryland, left, with Carly Googel of Chappaqua, New York.   RON ESPOSITO

Michelle Chow of Potomac, Maryland, left, with Carly Googel of Chappaqua, New York. RON ESPOSITO

Jason Hancock with Rite Greene Berry.  RON ESPOSITO

Jason Hancock with Rite Greene Berry. RON ESPOSITO

Team Beatty was one of the bigger teams running together in this year's race.  RON ESPOSITO

Team Beatty was one of the bigger teams running together in this year's race. RON ESPOSITO

Team Beatty was one of the bigger teams running together in this year's race.  RON ESPOSITO

Team Beatty was one of the bigger teams running together in this year's race. RON ESPOSITO

Paul Beatty of Brooklyn having a good time at the start of the race.   RON ESPOSITO

Paul Beatty of Brooklyn having a good time at the start of the race. RON ESPOSITO

The East End Run Club.   RON ESPOSITO

The East End Run Club. RON ESPOSITO

Just a pair of Southampton buds, Bill Souhrada, left, and Jason Hancock, hanging out prior to Sunday's race.   RON ESPOSITO

Just a pair of Southampton buds, Bill Souhrada, left, and Jason Hancock, hanging out prior to Sunday's race. RON ESPOSITO

Catherine Helfand of East Hampton stands out in the crowd of runners at the start of Sunday morning's race.   RON ESPOSITO

Catherine Helfand of East Hampton stands out in the crowd of runners at the start of Sunday morning's race. RON ESPOSITO

Billy Richards of Bay Shore raises the flag for a race that has become synonymous with the Fourth of July holiday.   RON ESPOSITO

Billy Richards of Bay Shore raises the flag for a race that has become synonymous with the Fourth of July holiday. RON ESPOSITO

Drew Budd on Jul 9, 2024
John Loeffel wasn’t planning on defending his title in the Firecracker 8K. Coming off a week in which he had already run 124 training miles in his continued pursuit to... more

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