4/30/2016 – WINNERS REPEAT AND BREAK RECORDS, DESPITE WET ROAD RACE

April 30, 2016. Louisville, KY.   –The Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and miniMarathon presented by Walmart and Humana kicked off this morning with cool and wet running conditions. This year’s races had around 15,000 registered participants. 2016 marks the 43rd annual miniMarathon and 15th annual Marathon. But the wet weather didn’t slow down the participants.

 Aaron Pike of Savoy, IL, won his second miniMarathon in the Men’s Wheelchair Division and broke his own course record. Pike first won the race in 2014, setting a course record of 48.52.  He broke that record today with a time of 47:28.  Aerelle Jones of Nicholasville, KY won the miniMarathon Women’s Wheelchair Division with a time of 1:16:10.

Pius Nyantika of Grand Prairie, TX, won his second miniMarathon in the Men’s Division with a time of 1:04:02. He also won the race in 2013.  Grace Wambui Nganga of Floral Park, NY, won the Women’s Division with a time of 1:12:14.

Bryan Morseman of Bath, NY, won his second consecutive full Marathon in the Men’s Division with a time of 2:24:22.  He also won the Marathon in 2015.  Allison Fiorini of Allentown, PA, won the Women’s Division in the Marathon with a time of 3:02:19.

The top finishers in the 2016:

miniMarathon MEN’s WHEELCHAIR DIVISION

PLACE             FINISHER                     TIME                            HOMETOWN   

First                  Aaron Pike                    0:47:28                         Savoy, IL (Course Record)

Second             Chad Johnson               0:55:37                         Corydon, IN

Third                 Matthew Porterfield       0:55:34                         Knoxville, TN

miniMarathon WOMEN’s WHEELCHAIR DIVISION

PLACE             FINISHER                     TIME                            HOMETOWN   

First                  Aerelle Jones                1:16:10                         Nicholasville, KY

Second             Tina Vogel                    1:16:10                         Denver, CO

Third                 Sandra Dailey               1:24:11                         Eureka, MO

miniMarathon MEN’s Division

PLACE             FINISHER                     TIME                            HOMETOWN   

First                  Pius Nyantika                1:04:02                         Grand Prairie, TX

Second             Rachid Ezzouniou          1:04:05                         Morristown, NJ

Third                 Nicholas Too                 1:04:08                         Grand Prairie, TX

miniMarathon Women’s Division

PLACE             FINISHER                     TIME                            HOMETOWN   

First                  Grace Wambui Nganga  1:12:14                         Floral Park, NY

Second             Ogla Kimaiyo                1:12:53                         Morristown, NJ

Third                 Sarah Kiptoo                 1:15:07                         Sante Fe, NM

Marathon MEN’s Division

PLACE             FINISHER                     TIME                            HOMETOWN   

First                  Bryan Morseman           2:24:22                         Bath, NY

Second             Stanley Boen                2:34:33                         Sante Fe, NM

Third                 Jeremy Burtel               2:42:51                         Louisville, KY

Marathon WOMEN’s Division

PLACE             FINISHER                     TIME                            HOMETOWN   

First                  Allison Fiorini                3:02:19                         Allentown, PA

Second             April Woo                     3:07:20                         Louisville, KY

Third                 Stephanie Gammon       3:07:34                         Prospect, KY

 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, The Courier-Journal, and TruMoo. Supporting Sponsors: Barefoot Bubbly and Oxmoor Toyota.

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