Plainview's , proving to be one of Long Island's strongest runners, scored a double victory in 5K events on the weekend of May 14-15.
Klarfeld, 30, of Plainview, began the weekend in Oyster Bay on Saturday May 14, taking the first woman overall in the 6th annual Brooke Jackman Race For Literacy. In addition to the victory, Klarfeld set a personal best of 18 minutes, 48 seconds for the 5 Kilometer distance, defeating veteran local champion Tracy Kemper, who finished second in 19:52.
With Saturday’s win under her belt, Klarfeld had planned to take it easy in the 5 Towns 5K in North Woodmere Park on Sunday, May 15. She planned on “running, not racing” that one, race officials said.
She followed her plan for much of the race, but about 2.9 miles in, entering the A final 200 yard straightaway, Klarfeld spotted leading male runner Duego Ferreyra within reach and charged to the finish.
Coming seemingly out of nowhere, she ate up almost all the distance separating her from the leader, who beat her to the wire by five yards and one second. Klarfeld won the women's overall (in 19:53) for the second day in a row.
"Two wins in the women’s division in two races in two days, not a bad performance...," said , president of the