Before he went to the starting line, Adam Petti told he was going to win the Bob DiMatteo Memorial 5K at the Bob Famous Market's Kids' Day.
The 16-year-old from Raynham just laughed and went out won the race going way with a time of 19:02. Stoughton's James Brickett, 44, was a little over a minute behind him in a time of 20:10.
"I didn't run hard as I had a race last Thursday," said Petti. "Last year, I was second as I went out too fast."
After he took the lead early in the race, Petti ran by himself for most of the 5K distance.
"He was gone after the first 300 meters," said Brickett with a smile. "I was alone with the police officer most of the time.
Owen Kielty, 10, was winner of the kids' mile race in a time of 7:06.
Abington's Thomas Welch Jr. and Thomas Welch III run the race in tandem as dad pushed son in a stroller in the 5K race with tray filled with popcorn.
"We eat quite a bit of popcorn and do about 40 or 50 races a year," said Thomas Jr., "This is a great time and it is such a beautiful town."
Proceeds from the race benefited Stoughton Fire Safety, Stoughton Police Explorers, Blue Dog Shelter, Stoughton Youth Commission. For the entire race results, go to bobsfamous.com. Top Five Male Runners
1. Adam Petti, 19:04
2. James Brickett 20:10
3. Steven Spiegal 21:28
4. Greg DiMarzio, 21:53
5. Tom Mace, 22:06 Top Five Female Runners
12. Sarah MacQuarrie, 24:07
13. Christine Mellyn, 24:09
20. Lisa Anderson 25:36
24. Vernie DiMatteo 25:58
27. Nicole Starr 26:42