Nelson Oyugi sets a new record at the 500 Festival Mini-Marathon

05 May 2014 03:05
Jean-Loup Fenaux
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Credit : 500 Festival

Nelson Oyugi from Kenya, was the first runner to cross the finish line at Half Marathon after 1:01:52.32. He was followed by Julius Koskei (1:02:16.96) and Eliud Too (1:02:34.72). Oyugi who was running in Indianapolis for the first time established a new record for the race. The previous record holder had run the race in 1:01:59.

Lilian Mariita also from Kenya won the ladies race in 1:12:03.75 before Caroline Kiptoo (1:13:31.47) and Cynthia Jerop (1:13:31.47). Mariita has already won the race in 2012.

The race is also open for wheelchair athletes. Gyudae Kim won the men’s race in 44:38.77 and Chelsea McClammer the ladies race in 51:50.97.

The weather conditions where excellent for the 25,527 runners who crossed the finish line. This huge number makes the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon the largest half marathon in the US.

The race starting in Downtown Indianapolis makes a lap around the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway before finishing by Military Park.

For the first time this year, the runners were grouped in 5 different corrals (based on runners estimated finish times) to make the run a more enjoyable experience for everyone.

Top 10 Men

1 Nelson Oyugi Santa Fe, NM 1:01:52.32
2 Julius Koskei Hebron, KY 1:02:16.96
3 Eliud Too 1:02:34.72
4 Robert Ndiwa Wyack, NY 1:02:46.75
5 Benson Cheruiyot Valparaiso, IN 1:02:50.48
6 Meshack Kirwa Santa Fe, NE 1:02:52.17
7 Kiplangat Terer Santa Fe, NE 1:03:29.29
8 Jacob Chemtai Santa Fe, NE 1:03:58.09
9 Benard Langat Santa Fe, NM 1:04:23.32
10 Abdelaaziz Atmani Indianapolis, IN 1:04:33.36

Top 10 Ladies

1 Lilian Mariita Hebron, KY 1:12:03.75
2 Caroline Kiptoo Hebron, KY 1:13:31.47
3 Cynthia Jerop Grand Prairie, TX 1:14:45.56
4 Grace Kahura Hebron, KY 1:15:24.39
5 Sarah Kiptoo Santa Fe, NM 1:15:41.33
6 Whitney Bevins-Lazzara Indianapolis, IN 1:17:00.32
7 Erin Vergara Indianapolis, IN 1:19:16.17
8 Faith Stephan Larkspur, CO 1:19:26.18
9 Kate Phillips Indianapolis, IN 1:20:10.69
10 Kelby Jenkins Frankfort, IN 1:20:43.73

Top 10 Wheelchair Men

1 Gyudae Kim Champaign, IL 44:38.77
2 Josh George Champaign, IL 44:39.35
3 Adam Bleakney Champaign, IL 45:01.23
4 James Senbeta Champaign, IL 45:02.08
5 Brian Siemann Savoy, IL 49:02.42
6 Robert Kozarek Urbana, IL 49:11.88
7 Travis Dodson Champaign, IL 50:40.64
8 John Enrietto Columbia City, IN 51:12.06
9 Peter Park Champaign, IL 53:53.76
10 Raymond Martin Champaign, IL 58:26.46

Top 10 Ladies

1 Chelsea McClammer Champaign, IL 51:50.97
2 Amanda McGrory Savoy, IL 51:52.68
3 Susannah Scaroni Urbana, IL 53:58.72
4 Kelsey Lefevour Savoy, IL 58:32.84
5 Jill Moore Champaign, IL 1:08:37.39
6 Arielle Rausin Urbana, IL 1:09:20.33
7 Maryann Davis Indianapolis, IN 1:52:11.22
8 Maureen McGee Chicago, IL 1:57:02.30
9 Rebecka Howard Greencastle, IN 2:16:33.28
10 Kelli Turner Indianapolis, IN 2:35:32.53

Complete results for the 2014 500 Festival Mini-Marathon

OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon & 5K