More than 350 runners competed in Saturday's Heritage Festival 5K Run.
None of them could keep up with Kevin Bence.
Bence, of Grand Rapids, won the event for the third consecutive year, running a strong time of 17 minutes, 5 seconds on the flat, fast 5K course.
"I was happy with it. It was a good run,' said Bence, 22, who ran competitively at Michigan Tech. "I've run this the last three years and it's a nice flat course. I like how small it is, plus I like winning it.'