4/29/2017 – WEATHER DELAYS KDF ROAD RACES, BUT DOESN’T DAMPEN RUNNERS’ SPIRITS

April 29, 2017. Louisville, KY.   –The Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and miniMarathon presented by Walmart and Humana got underway shortly after 9 a.m. this morning, after three delays due to the threat of severe weather. Runners, while anxious to get the race started, took shelter and waited patiently for storms to move out of the area before participating in Kentucky’s largest road race. This year’s races had over 12,000 registered participants and the inclement weather didn’t slow them down. 2017 marks the 44th annual miniMarathon and 16th annual Marathon.

The top finishers in 2017:

miniMarathon MEN’s WHEELCHAIR DIVISION

PLACE             FINISHER                     TIME                            HOMETOWN   

First                  Jose Pulido                  0:50:55                         Clarkesville, GA

Second             Matthew Porterfield       0:57:49                         Knoxville, TN

Third                 Chad Johnson               0:59:09                         Corydon, IN

 

miniMarathon WOMEN’s WHEELCHAIR DIVISION

PLACE             FINISHER                     TIME                            HOMETOWN   

First                  Aerelle Jones                1:12:46                         Nicholasville, KY

Second             Tina Vogel                    1:14:55                         Broomfield, CO

Third                 Sandy Dailey                1:33:36                         Eureka, MO

 

miniMarathon MEN’s Division

PLACE             FINISHER                     TIME                            HOMETOWN   

First                  John Murugu                 1:03:06                         Grand Prairie, TX

Second             Simion Chirchir              1:03:08                         Chapel Hill, NC

Third                 Barnabas Kosgei           1:03:20                         Eldoret, Kenya

 

miniMarathon Women’s Division

PLACE             FINISHER                     TIME                            HOMETOWN   

First                  Biruktayit Degefa          1:12:17                         Albuquerque, NM

Second             Sinke Biyadgilign          1:12:20                         Washington, DC

Third                 Grace Wambui              1:15:28                         Floral Park, NY

 

Marathon MEN’s Division

PLACE             FINISHER                     TIME                            HOMETOWN   

First                  Stanley Boen                2:26:52                         Grand Prairie, TX

Second             Jeremay Johnson          2:27:33                         Austin, IN

Third                 Zack Beavin                 2:28:18                         Prospect, KY

 

Marathon WOMEN’s Division

PLACE             FINISHER                     TIME                            HOMETOWN   

First                  Anne Flower                  2:50:30                         Cincinnati, OH

Second             Kaia Hampton               3:00:21                         Lexington, KY

Third                 Deborah Vander Stoep  3:04:32                         Beaverton, OR

For additional times and place information, visit http://results.xacte.com/?kw=kdf.

Walmart and Humana are Co-Presenting Sponsors of the Marathon and miniMarathon. The Official Race Medical Partner is Norton Sports Health and Contributing Sponsors are BB&T, Churchill Downs, Louisville Water Company, Powerade, and The Courier-Journal. Official Bourbon: Jim Beam®. Official Hotel: The Galt House. Official Pace Car: John Jones Auto Group.

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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