Results: Leonard, Thompson notch wins in North Carolina

19 Mar 2016 10:10
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Credit : Erik Mitchell

Marathon results

Jason Leonard (2:27:45) outpaced more than 1,000 runners to win the Tobacco Road Marathon in Cary, North Carolina, just west of Raleigh. The USATF Boston Marathon qualifying course includes 21 miles along the American Tobacco Trail. Gavin Coombs (2:29:51) earned runner-up honors with a time of 2:29:51. He won the event in 2010. Peyton Hoyal (2:33:22) rounded out the podium in third.

Runologist + training group coordinator Gavin Coombs places 2nd at today's @TR_Marathon 🏆🏆🏆#inspiration #runologie pic.twitter.com/QMbLTMjYyv

— Runologie (@runologie) March 14, 2016

For the women, it was Natalie Kretzer (2:59:40) winning with ease. She was the only female to finish under three hours. Coming in a distant second was Anna Grummon with a time of 3:07:11. She finished fourth a year ago. Meredith Hale (3:09:32) took third.

Top 10 Men

1 Jason LEONARD 2:27:45
2 Gavin COOMBS 2:29:51
3 Peyton HOYAL 2:33:22
4 Alexander TYNER 2:39:52
5 Chatham ELLWANGER 2:45:37
6 Eric AHERN 2:49:32
7 Tom HOPKINS 2:52:48
8 Ryan MCDEVITT 2:53:20
9 Ivaylo BENOV 2:56:51
10 Micah MOHLER 2:57:01

Top 10 Women

1 Natalie KRETZER 2:59:40
2 Anna GRUMMON 3:07:11
3 Meredith HALE 3:09:32
4 Helen MORKEN 3:11:33
5 Carrie ENDARA 3:11:57
6 Stacy MERCER 3:13:49
7 Grace STADNYK 3:15:29
8 Andrea CADAVID 3:16:56
9 Janet BECKER 3:18:48
10 Daniela DECRISTO 3:19:02

Complete Results

Half Marathon results

Christian Thompson (1:09:22) topped more than 2,200 runners to win the Tobacco Road Half Marathon. In second was J. Penny with a time of 1:11:15. Christopher Capps (1:12:12) came in less than a minute later for third. For the women, it was last year’s full marathon winner Tara Richardson (1:19:39) taking the top spot. Paula Pridgen secured second with a time of 1:23:32. Kristin Weisse finished third at 1:24:07.

"I don't know what to do with my hands" #awkward Solid effort @TR_Marathon! Thanks to the organizers and volunteers! pic.twitter.com/q52S5Chszu

— Tara Richardson (@TRich7191) March 14, 2016

Top 10 Men

1 Christian THOMPSON 1:09:22
2 J. PENNY 1:11:15
3 Christopher CAPPS 1:12:12
4 Reed KAMYSZEK 1:13:09
5 Stevven ANDERSON 1:13:59
6 Kaleb KEYSERLING 1:14:08
7 Derrick JONES 1:14:16
8 Edwin SCHLICHTER 1:15:26
9 Chase ECKARD 1:17:06
10 Nathan GAMBLE 1:19:29

Top 10 Women

1 Tara RICHARDSON 1:19:39
2 Paula PRIDGEN 1:23:32
3 Kristin WEISSE 1:24:07
4 Caroline LEVESQUE 1:28:47
5 Erica BRECHER 1:29:19
6 Taylor GUPTON 1:30:48
7 Julia RHIE 1:31:50
8 Allison CAMP 1:31:58
9 Lauren METZGER 1:32:02
10 Camille FAES 1:32:02

Complete Results