Results: Deneke defends title in Akron

Credit : Mark Turnauckas

Marathon results

Teklu Deneke (2:22:21) defended his title against nearly 1,500 runners in the Akron Marathon in Ohio, despite coming in more than five and a half minutes slower than a year ago.
Deneke was the race’s first back-to-back winner in its 13-year history.
In a tight race for number two, Peter Chebet (2:25:42) came in just ahead of Mengistu Nebsi (2:26:13).
Nebsi was the only other runner to finish under two and a half hours.


For the women, it was Irina Alexandrova taking the top spot with a time of 2:39:45.
Her mark was good for eighth overall.
Jackie Pirtle-Hall earned runner-up honors with a time of 2:48:33.
Margie Atthow (2:52:20) rounded out the top three.


Top 10 Men

1 Teklu DENEKE 2:20:21
2 Peter CHEBET 2:25:42
3 Mengistu NEBSI 2:26:13
4 Brent MARTIN 2:30:37
5 Nik SCHWEIKERT 2:31:16
6 Israel MERKLE 2:32:35
7 David MARS 2:39:22
8 Esteban VANEGAS 2:40:58
9 Eric MATTHEWS 2:41:15
10 Matthew SCHLUNEKER 2:44:15

Top 10 Women

1 Irina ALEXANDROVA 2:39:45
2 Jackie PIRTLE-HALL 2:48:33
3 Margie ATTHOW 2:52:20
4 Joy MILLER 2:56:38
5 Mallory KREIDER 2:58:05
6 Shanna Ailes ISTNICK 2:58:09
7 Beth WOODWARD 2:58:10
8 Teresa FERGUSON 3:03:25
9 Renee HARDEN 3:08:48
10 Ingrid WEATHERBY 3:09:36

Complete Results

Half Marathon results

Nicholas Too (1:03:58) bested more than 4,100 runners to win the Akron Half Marathon.
Paul Muturi (1:05:14) managed to hold off Peter Chebii (1:05:31) for second.
For the women, it was Hellen Jepkurgat finishing first with a time of 1:14:18.
Securing second was Elizabeth Herndon at 1:16:30.
Last year’s runner-up Ellie Hess (1:18:20) was able to hold off Becki Spellman (1:18:45) for third.
Spellman repeated in fourth.

Top 10 Men

1 Nicholas TOO 1:03:58
2 Paul MUTURI 1:05:14
3 Peter CHEBII 1:05:31
4 Tyler MCCANDLESS 1:08:21
5 David PETRAK 1:08:28
6 Richard KESSIO 1:08:45
7 Verrelle WYATT 1:10:11
8 Job CHRISTIANSEN 1:10:31
9 Jason KESSLER 1:10:55
10 Evan SCHWARTZ 1:11:17

Top 10 Women

1 Hellen JEPKURGAT 1:14:18
2 Elizabeth HERNDON 1:16:30
3 Ellie HESS 1:18:20
4 Becki SPELLMAN 1:18:45
5 Nicole CAMP 1:21:42
6 Ro MORGAN 1:21:55
7 Kelsi NUTTER 1:22:46
8 Grace MCCARRON 1:22:56
9 Blossom HEINDEL 1:23:09
10 Brenda HODGE 1:25:29

Complete Results

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