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Davies, Horst Win 2013 Atlanta Half Marathon

November 30, 2013

 

Hundreds of young runners, ages 12 and under, started their Thanksgiving Day with the Gravy Gallop and Mashed Potato Mile, also held at Turner Field

 

ATLANTA (November 28, 2013) – Approximately 11,000 runners and walkers earned their turkey this Thanksgiving at the 2013 Atlanta Half Marathon events on Thursday, November 28.

In addition to the Atlanta Half Marathon, the event featured the Thanksgiving Day 5K, the Mashed Potato Mile for children ages 7 to 12 and the Gravy Gallop for kids ages 6 and under.

“Through the Atlanta Half Marathon events, we are able to provide a healthy and active way to start Thanksgiving Day for those who are celebrating the holiday here in Atlanta,” said Sue Payne, Atlanta Track Club’s interim executive director. “We are happy to see so many families and friends of all abilities come together to spend a part of their holiday running and walking.”

Wearing only a singlet and a pair of shorts in 20 degree temperatures, Geraint Davies was the first person to cross the finish line at the 2013 Atlanta Half Marathon with a time of 1 hour, 9 minutes, 50 seconds. Davies, a former Emory University student athlete, enjoyed a close race as the second and third place men finished within a minute of his final time.

For the women, Jill Horst of Rome, Georgia came in first at 1:20:25. Horst, a long-time participant of the Atlanta Half Marathon on Thanksgiving Day, secured her victory in this year’s event as she pulled away from the competition at mile 10.

Georgians also took the top spots in the Thanksgiving Day 5K.  For the men, Cory Baumann of Atlanta, Georgia, broke the tape with a time of 15:38. Carolyn Watson of Norcross, Georgia, was the first woman across the line with a time of 20:24.

The day’s events offered the opportunity for all ages to participate. Hundreds of young runners, ages 12 and under, started their Thanksgiving Day with the Gravy Gallop and Mashed Potato Mile, also held at Turner Field.  

 

2013 Atlanta Half Marathon

Atlanta, GA, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013

 

          

MEN

 

 

 

 

 

GERAINT  DAVIES

23

SUWANEE, GA

1:09:50

2

DOUGIE  COFFED

27

ATLANTA, GA

1:10:33

3

DAVID  DIXON

21

WOODSTOCK, GA

1:10:45

4

JOHN  MINEN

24

ATLANTA, GA

1:12:37

5

CLAY  A.  HOWARTH

19

GAINESVILLE, GA

1:13:00

 

 

 

 

Women

 

 

 

 

1

JILL HORST

35

ROME, GA

1:20:25

2

ELENA E. LINN

27

VESTAVIA, AL

1:21:05

3

LAUREN BLANKENSHIP

29

SMYRNA, GA

1:23:23

4

LINDY LONG

19

NEWNAN, GA

1:24:11

5

SAMANTHA E. MAYDEN

22

NASHVILLE, TN

1:27:40

 

Masters Male

 

Place

Name

Age

City, State

Time

1

JASON DRESSLER

40

ATLANTA,GA

1:14:34

2

THOMAS CARROLL

40

SMYRNA, GA

1:16:22

3

BRENT R. FIELDS

41

COVINGTON,GA

1:17:43

 

Masters Female

 

Place

Name

Age

City, State

Time

1

GINA M. KRABBENDAM

40

LOOKOUT MTN, TN

1:27:48

2

HEATHER YOUNG ELDER

44

ATLANTA,GA

1:32:15

3

JAN R. TILINSKI

51

ROSWELL,GA

1:33:16

 

Thanksgiving Day 5K Top Finishers

 

Overall Male

           

Place

Name

Age

City, State

Time

1

CORY BAUMANN

27

ATLANTA,GA

15:38

 

Overall Female

 

Place

Name

Age

City, State

Time

1

CAROLYN WATSON

22

NORCROSS,GA

20:24

 

Masters Male

 

Place

Name

Age

City, State

Time

1

ALAN BLACK

40

HILLSBORO,GA

15:56

 

Masters Female

 

Place

Name

Age

City, State

Time

1

KELLY BLUE WALSH

43

DECATUR,GA

20:32

 

 

Complete results for the 2013 Atlanta Half Marathon and Thanksgiving Day 5K are posted at atlantahalfmarathon.org

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