COLUMBUS, OH — The 2017 USA Half Marathon Championships will offer $84,600 in prize money, with a record $12,100 awarded to the winner of the men's and women's races. The event will pay the top 20 finishers in the open men's and women's races.
NEWPORT NEWS, VA — Chris Zablocki of Essex, CT, was the winner Sunday, March 12, of the One City Marathon, finishing in 2:25:52. Greg Mariano of Alexandria, VA, was second in 2:27:33 and former winner Bryan Morseman of Bath, NY, was third in 2:28:56.
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One new record South Carolina running record was set at the Charleston Marathon on Jan. 14:
Female Open — 2:46:42, Esther Atkins 30, Greenville.
One new record set at the North Myrtle Beach Winter Run 15K on Jan. 21:
Male 8-9 — 1:11:08, Caden Livingston 9, Conway.
Two new records set at the Charlie Post Classic at Sullivan’s Island on Jan. 28:
MONTGOMERY, AL — Alan Ash, cross-country coach at Jeff Davis High School, repeated as champion of the Montgomery Half Marathon on Saturday, March 11, finishing in 1:11:53. Zachary Sollie was runnerup in 1:19:08, followed by Lucas Culpepper in 1:24:37.
Mia Link won the female title in 1:28:30. She was followed by Samantha Sims in 1:36:11 and Mia Gentle in 1:37:13.
WOODLANDS, TX — Runners were led off course at the Woodlands Marathon by the lead motorcyclist, which shorted the course by eight-tenths of a mile, thus runners will not qualify for entry into the 2018 Boston Marathon.
LAKELAND, FL — Phil Brown, 40, ultra runner and husband of Running Journal columnist Mary Marcia Brown, was killed March 1 in a head-on crash with a truck while riding his motorcycle.
Brown had won the St. Sebastian, FL, 100 Mile race in November, setting the course record of 26 hours, one minute and 53 seconds (26:01:53).
WILMINGTON, NC – As part of its new mission, Leading Our Community to Outstanding Health, New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) will be the official naming sponsor of the Wrightsville Beach Marathon. NHRMC will replace QuintilesIMS as title sponsor beginning in 2018.
Pedro Meraz, 38, of Wesley Chapel, FL, led more than 1,500 runners at the 20th running of the Myrtle Beach Marathon on March 4 with a time of 2:45:30. It was his first marathon win. Second place went to Dustin Sneed of Chapel Hill, NC, in 2:47:26, followed by Anton Bodourov of Columbia, SC, in third with 2:48:14.
COLUMBIA, SC — Andrew Baker, 27, of Greenville, SC, won the Run Hard Columbia Marathon on Saturday, March 4, finishing in 2:48:00. Orinthal Striggles, 41, of Columbia, was second in 2:54:08. Jonathan Grimm, 20, of North Augusta, SC, was third in 2:56:35.