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LaVerdiere, of Maplewood, Wins 'Endure for the Cure' Obstacle Race

Jamie LaVerdiere, center, accepts first place in the men's division of the Obstacle Challenge Race. Presenting the award are, left, Jennifer Griola, executive director of Komen North Jersey, and Marz Lawhorn, founder/owner of Charizma Entertainment. Credits: Maggie Yurachek Photography

MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- A Maplewood man took first place in the men's division of the "Endure for the Cure" 3.5K Obstacle Challeng Race.

Jamie LaVerdiere completed the course in 24 minutes, 46 seconds. The obstacle race was part of the 2014 Susan G. Koman North Jersey Race for the Cure, held on May 4.

The race was part obstacle course, part run and featured 15 obstacles, including tires, monkey bars and a cargo net climb.

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