Geoffrey Kiprotich and Autumn Ray Take First in Marathon
ST. LOUIS (MO) – April 7, 2013 – Aaron Braun, 25, from Flagstaff, AZ set a new GO! St. Louis Half Marathon record, with a time of 1:03:13. Braun, was closely followed by Jordan Chipangama, 24, from Flagstaff, AZ with a 1:03:22. Josphat Boit, Little Rock, AR, finished third, while posting a time of 1:03:52.
On the women’s side it was another first time GO! St. Louis Half Marathon champion – Mattie Suver, 25, from Colorado Spring, CO., who established a new women’s half marathon course record, posting a time of 1:12:22, which eclipsed the record set by Serena Ramsey (Burla) of 1:14:13, in 2007.Tera Moody, 32, from Boulder, CO finished second with a time of 1:12:34. Sara Kiptoo, 23, Santa Fe, NM finished third with a time of 1:12:51.
Braun and Suver, both secured the $10,000 top prize in the half marathon, which is the fourth highest prize in the United States. Second place finishers in the men’s and women’s divisions both received $5,000, while third place received $2,000.
In the Marathon race, Geoffrey Kiprotich, 34, from Sylvania, OH outlasted the field, posting a 2:20:00, which set a new marathon course record. Kiprotich broke Zac Freudenburg’s record of 2:23:57, set in 2009. He was followed by second place finisher Mark Chepses, 36, who posted a time of 2:20:49. Finishing third in the marathon was Mario Macias, 31 from Manitou, CO, with a time of 2:21:59. Macias is a former GO! St. Louis Half Marathon champion (2010).
In the women’s marathon race, Autumn Ray, 33 from Tuscon, AZ was the first women to cross the line with a time of 2:51:28. Ray finished ahead of Tia Accetta, 37, from Tuscon, AZ, and third place finisher Karen Meraw, Shelby Township, MI.
|Geoffrey Kiprotich||34||Sylvania, OH||2:20:00||$1,500, $1,000 Course Record Bonus|
|Mark Chepses||36||Little Rock, AR||2:20:49||$750|
|Mario Macias||31||Manitou, CO||2:21:59||$500|
|Autumn Ray||33||Tuscon, AZ||2:51:28||$1,500|
|Tia Accetta||37||Tuscon, AZ||2:54:49||$750|
|Karen Meraw||27||Shelby Township, MI||2:55:22||$500|
|Aaron Braun||25||Flagstaff, AZ||1:03:13||$10,000|
|Jordan Chipangama||24||Flagstaff, AZ||1:03:22||$5,000|
|Josphat Boit||29||North Little Rock, AR||1:03:52||$2,000|
|Mattie Suver||25||Colorado Springs, CO||1:12:22||$10,000|
|Tera Moody||32||Boulder, CO||1:12:34||$5,000|
|Sara Kiptoo||23||Santa Fe, NM||1:12:51||$2,000|
The GO! St. Louis Family Fitness Weekend is an event that was created for all ages and fitness abilities and features a marathon – presented by Mercy, half marathon – presented by PNC Bank, Marathon Relay – presented by Lockton Companies, 5K Run/Walk – presented by Mercy, GO! St. Louis Read, Right and Run Marathon® – presented by Express Scripts, Children’s Fun Runs and a Mature Mile. The GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend
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