Daniel Ellis & Candace Jacobs take wins at Rocket City Marathon

12/13/2010 - 10:55

rcwinner.jpgHUNTSVILLE, AL - Daniel Ellis of Birmingham, AL, won the 34th annual Rocket City Marathon on Dec. 11. The 25-year-old took the lead around the 19-mile mark and went on to finish in a time of 2:24:37. Kameron Ulmer of Boise, ID, made a late surge to finish a close second in 2:24:50. Third-place went to Scott Wietecha of Goodlettesville, TN, in 2:27:08. Last year's champion, David Riddle of Cincinnati, OH, was fourth, running 2:28:14.

Candace Jacobs of Huntsville easily won the women's race in 2:54:21. She was followed by Gina Krabbendam of Lookout Mtn., TN in 3:02:25. Forty-three-year-old Lisa Tolley of Seneca, SC, was third in 3:02:54.

The Rocket City Marathon is part of the Running Journal Grand Prix and the only marathon on the circuit.

Full coverage of the Rocket City Marathon will be included in the February issue of Running Journal.

Photo: Daniel Ellis nears finish line at Rocket City Marathon

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