Cold Springs track and cross-country stars Nick and Nathan Lewis can’t get enough of running.

As soon as outdoor track and field season ended earlier this month, the duo quickly turned their attention back toward their favorite sport: Cross-Country.

But while most cross-country athletes primarily run trails while training for the upcoming season, the Lewis brothers are hitting up road races.

In an effort to prepare for the Cotton Row Run in Huntsville, Nick and Nathan Lewis traveled to Moulton Saturday to compete in the Jesse Owens Classic.

According to Nick and Nathan Lewis’ mother, Debbie Lewis, the brothers were planning on taking it easy during the competition. But apparently what Lewis brothers call easy is fast to everyone else.

Nathan Lewis won the two-mile road race with a time of 10:49, while Nick Lewis came in second with a time of 10:51.

“They said they were going to run at training speed,” Debbie Lewis said. “But they still won.”

So what did the Lewis brothers do after winning the two-mile run Saturday morning? They went out and ran a few more miles that afternoon.

According to Cold Springs track and cross-country coach Clay Campbell, it’s the Lewis brothers’ work ethic that’s made them so successful.

“We were going to go compete in the decathlon in Birmingham, but they said they would rather start getting ready for cross-country,” Campbell said. “They work hard at what they do, and both of them are very, very smart kids. I think they’ll both go a long way.”

The Lewis brothers weren’t the only Cullman natives that ran in Saturday’s race. Barbara Holcomb, 44, finished first in the women’s 10K with a time of 41:06.

Other local finishers in the 10K were Wayne Manord, 58, with a time of 45:52, Teddy Dale, 49, with at time of 46:03, Bobby Holcomb, 13, with at time of 48:22, Jennifer A. William, 35, with a time of 1:00:22, J.W. Hightower, 41, 1:00:23 and M. Kristi Reeves, 35, with a time of 1:00:23.

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