PROVIDENCE, RI – Scott Leslie, 31, from Rutland, Massachusetts, was the victor at the 2012 Amica Marathon in Newport. Leslie completed the 26.2-mile scenic course in 2:41:00, qualifying himself for the Boston Marathon.
“It was a great race,” said Leslie. “This was one of the most beautiful races I have ever done. I want to thank all the volunteers and sponsors who made this race possible.”
Leslie was followed by runner-up Nicolas Menzies of Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. Menzies, the 2011 winner, crossed the finish line in 2:41:12, also qualifying for the Boston Marathon.
Megan Jaswell, 25, of Johnston, Rhode Island was the top female. She recorded a winning time of 3:05:34. “My goal was to run strong the entire race,” she said. “It was a beautiful course and great race for me.”
Local runner, Ryan Moore, 27, from Newport, Rhode Island, took the victory in the UnitedHealthcare Half Marathon. Moore went out in front at the start and finished in 1:16:25. “I came here and wanted to see what I could do on this course,” he said. “I knew the wind was going to be a factor today. The course was challenging, but the support was fantastic out there.”
Kathryn Fitzgerald, 26, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, won the UnitedHealthcare Half Marathon today. She crossed the finish line first among the women competing in the 13.1-mile race in 1:27:30.
“The wind today made the course difficult,” said Fitzgerald. “I really liked the scenic course and I’m excited to have participated this year.”
Nearly 5,000 runners participated in the 2012 Amica Marathon in Newport. It included the Amica Marathon, the UnitedHealthcare Newport Half Marathon and a 5k. Runners ranged from 13 to 79 years old and came from six different countries to compete in the event, which showcased the City by the Sea.Amica Insurance is the title sponsor of the Amica Marathon. Proceeds benefit The Providence Ronald McDonald House and the March of Dimes.
For more information visit AmicaMarathon.com.
About Amica Mutual Insurance
Amica Mutual Insurance Company, the nation’s oldest mutual insurer of automobiles, was founded in 1907. The company, with corporate headquarters in Lincoln, RI, is a national writer of automobile, homeowners, marine and personal umbrella liability insurance. Life coverage is available through Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary. Amica employs more than 3,200 people in 40 offices across the country.
About Eident Sports Marketing
Eident Sports is a full-service event management and sports marketing company based in Providence, Rhode Island. Eident has several properties in the region, ranging from turn-key sporting events to sponsorship sales alliances with key partners. For more information on Eident’s events and offerings, please visit www.eidentsports.com