4/19/2014 – WESLEY KORIR WINS FOURTH DERBY FESTIVAL MINIMARATHON IN CLOSE FINISH

April 19, 2014. Louisville, KY.   – Clear skies and cooler morning temps made for nice running conditions as the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and miniMarathon presented by Walmart and HumanaVitality kicked off this morning. 16,000 runners were registered to participate in the road races.  2014 marks the 41st annual miniMarathon and 13th annual Marathon.

It was a close finish in the men’s division of the miniMarathon – Louisville’s Wesley Korir, won his fourth miniMarathon with a time of 1:03:35:07. He was 17 hundredths of a second in front of second place finisher Simion Chirchir.

Caroline Kiptoo of Newport, KY won first place in the women’s division of the miniMarathon with a time of 1:15:46.  Aaron Pike of Urbana, IL, won first place in the men’s wheelchair division of the miniMarathon with a time of 48:52 and Lindsey McGlinch of Greenville, OH, won first place in the women’s wheelchair division of the miniMarathon with a time of 1:33:22.

The full Marathon winners were Birhanu Tadesse of Washington, D.C. in the men’s division with a time of 2:17:54 and Tezata Dengersa of Washington, D.C. in the women’s division with a time of 2:43:51.

 

The top finishers in the 2014:

 

miniMarathon MEN’s WHEELCHAIR DIVISION

 

PLACE             FINISHER                     TIME                            HOMETOWN   

First                  Aaron Pike                    0:48:52                         Urbana, IL

Second             Matthew Porterfield       0:59:41                         Knoxville, TN

Third                 Chad Johnson               1:10:37                         Corydon, IN

 

 

miniMarathon WOMEN’s WHEELCHAIR DIVISION

 

PLACE             FINISHER                     TIME                            HOMETOWN   

First                  Lindsey McGlinch          1:33:22                         Greenville, OH

 

 

miniMarathon MEN’s Division

PLACE             FINISHER                     TIME                            HOMETOWN   

First                  Wesley Korir                 1:03:35:07                     Louisville, KY

Second             Simion Chirchir              1:03:35:24                     Chapel Hill, NC

Third                 George Towett              1:04:42                         Hebron, KY

 

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KDF Race Results

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miniMarathon Women’s Division

PLACE             FINISHER                     TIME                            HOMETOWN   

First                  Caroline Kiptoo             1:15:46                         Newport, KY

Second             Allison Morgan              1:15:52                         Lexington, KY

Third                 Marion Kandie               1:16:09                         Bowling Green, KY

 

Marathon MEN’s Division

 

PLACE             FINISHER                     TIME                            HOMETOWN   

First                  Birhanu Tadesse            2:17:54                         Washington, DC

Second             Getachew Asfaw           2:20:50                         Silver Spring, MD

Third                 Joseph Amenya            2:25:51                         Grand Prairie, TX

 

                 
                 
                 

Marathon WOMEN’s Division

 

PLACE             FINISHER                     TIME                            HOMETOWN   

First                  Tezata Dengersa           2:43:51                         Washington, D.C.

Second             Stephanie Telek             2:53:38                         Dayton, OH

Third                 Anya Martinez               2:58:25                         Louisville, KY

For additional times and place information, visit http://kdf.xacte.com .

Walmart and HumanaVitality are co-presenting sponsors of the Marathon and miniMarathon. The Official Race Medical Provider and Training Partner is Norton Sports Health and Contributing Sponsors are ASICS, Bluegrass Family Health, Churchill Downs, Courier-Journal Media, and Powerade. Supporting Sponsors: Dean’s Milk, Louisville Water Company and UPS. Official Pace Car:  MINI OF LOUISVILLE.

Since 1956, the Derby Festival has worked to bring the community together in celebration. The Festival is an independent community organization supported by 4,000 volunteers, 400 businesses and civic groups, Pegasus Pin sponsorships and event participation. This involvement has made the Festival the largest single attended event in Kentucky and one of the leading community celebrations in the world.

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