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First-ever Lodi Mile brings cheerful runners to Davis Road

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Garrett Heath, left, and Peter Van Der Westhuizen fight for position during the first Lodi Mile on Saturday, March 16, 2013.

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Under the shade of oak trees on a breezy afternoon, 10 elite runners stretched and warmed up outside of Lucas Winery. A long mile of Davis Road stretched out straight ahead of them. Each runner was determined to complete a mile in under four minutes, a feat that hasn't been accomplished in San Joaquin County since 1956. 

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Ian Jonsson/News-Sentinel

Garrett Heath, left, and Peter Van Der Westhuizen fight for position during the first Lodi Mile on Saturday, March 16, 2013.