Birmingham runners take wins at Magic City Half Marathon

11/24/2014 - 13:52

MCH160x160.jpgBirmingham runners took top honors at the Magic City Half Marathon held on Nov. 23 in Birmingham, AL. Owen Bradley, 35, led the way in a time of 1:17:20 with Jason Miller, 23, taking second in 1:18:05, and Jared Carlson, 27, third in 1:20:45. Miller and Carlson also live in Birmingham. Fourth place went to 42-year-old Ken Stoltzfus of Hoover, AL, running 1:21:21 and Justin Bynum, 23, rounded out the top five in 1:22:14.

Jennifer Dunn, 24, of Birmingham easily won the women's race with a time of 1:27:33. Second place went to Chelsey Palmer, 26, of Vestavia, AL, in 1:31:10 with Elizabeth Ann Kivus, 30, of Birmingham only eight seconds back for third place. Brittney Lee Harrison, 24, of Birmingham was fourth in 1:35:05 and Joy Gonzalez, 32, of Hoover, AL, fifth in 1:37:43.

John Neiman, 40, of Birmingham won a close race for the male masters in 1:23:17, only five seconds ahead of Jim Clemins, 47, of Madison, AL. Ron Chambers, 45, of Dora, AL, was third in 1:28:29.

The female masters were led by Allison Hoover, 48, of Birmingham in 1:38:09. Ashley Dawson, 43, also of Birmingham was second in 1:41:37, and Christy Birmingham, 40, of Bessemer, AL, third in 1:45:15.

A 5K race was also held with Kevin Bokus, 40, of Vestavia, AL, leading the men in 20:07 and 12-year-old Hunter Grace Fairfax of Hoover, AL, taking the women's win in 21:10.

The half marathon was part of the Running Journal Grand Prix.

The Magic City races benefited the Ruben Studdard Foundation for the Advancement of Children in the Music Arts.

Complete results of the races can be found here:

Full coverage of the Magic City Half Marathon and 5K will be included in the January, 2015 issue of Running Journal.

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