Aaron Braun and Mattie Suver Break GO! St. Louis Half Marathon Course Records - Win $10,000 Each

09 Apr 2013 04:23
Jean-Loup Fenaux
Press Release

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.

Top Results

Marathon – Men’s Division

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

Marathon – Women’s Division

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

Half Marathon – Men’s Division

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

Half Marathon – Women’s Division

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
is Missouri’s largest fitness event.