Who is Kade Lovell
A 9-Year-Old Old boy from State: Virginia County: Loudoun accidentally won a 10k race after missing a turn, Kade Lovell never dreamed he would win the St. Francis Franny Flyer 10K run — heck, the 9-year-old didn’t even know he was running it until he was about halfway through the race.
Kade Lovell, 9, smiles with his medal for winning the St. Francis Xavier Franny Flyer 10k on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 in Sartell, Minn. Lovell accidentally won the 10k last weekend after only planning on completing the 5k. (Zach Dwyer/The St. Cloud Times via AP)
Kade Lovell never dreamed he would win the St. Francis Franny Flyer 10K run. The 9-year-old didn’t even know he was running it until he was about halfway through the race. https://t.co/niznKmp0xX
— CNN (@CNN) October 1, 2019
Kade Lovell Age
Kade Lovell is 9 Years old
Kade Lovell Emotional 10k Race Winning
It took 9-year-old Kade Lovell longer than expected to finish his 5K race in Minnesota, but only because he was accidentally winning a separate 10K race. Kade Lovell’s mother became worried when he didn’t cross the finish line of the Francis Franny Flyer 5K in Sartell on Sept. 21. The St. Cloud Times reports she drove along the 5K (3.11-mile) route looking for him and was “bawling” when no one else saw him, either.
“I had everyone looking for him, even a fireman,” Heather Lovell said. “I was like, ‘You need to go find my son.'”
Then, a spectator called Heather Lovell’s brother-in-law, who was in the 10K race, to let him know there was a “little kid who was running really well” in the 10K (6.21-mile) race.
Kade said a woman told him to keep going when he approached the 5K turn so he did, despite his confusion.
“A lady told me to keep going straight. So I kept going straight,” he said.
Race organizers told Kade’s mother he finished in the first place and she thought they meant in his age group. But he was first-place overall. He finished in just over 48 minutes — a minute faster than the 40-year-old second-place contestant.
“He actually probably did better than he normally does because he was trying to finish and in panic mode,” Heather Lovell said.
Even though he’s only 9 years old, Kade is already an experienced runner. He started running with a cross country club when he was 6.