Daniel Kirwa Wins 35th annual Rocket City Marathon

12/05/2011 - 17:39

RC 2011.gifDaniel Kirwa, 24, of Searcy, AR, led the field in the 35th annual Rocket City Marathon on Dec. 10. Kirwa crossed the line in 2:20:05 with Fernando Babada, 29, of Boulder, CO, taking second in 2:22:56. Alan Horton, 31, of Knoxville, TN, was third in 2:27:49.

On the women’s side, 48-year-old Jen Hitchings of Sacramento, CA, took the win, running 2:51:27. Christina Johnston, 31, of Xenia, OH, was second in 2:56:14, with Deanna Newman, 41, of Birmingham, AL, third in 2:56:52. Last year’s women’s champion, Candace Jacobs, 31, of Huntsville was fourth, running 2:57:16.

The Rocket City Marathon is a longtime member of the Running Journal Grand Prix and the only marathon on the series. Runners earn double points for the marathon.

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

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