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Mwei, Rockey Win 50th Atlanta Marathon

Atlanta Track Club
October 30, 2012

Team RunninWrek Men, ATC Pink Panthers Atlanta Marathon Relay champions

 

 

ATLANTA – (October 28, 2012) – Close to 2,500 participants hit the streets for the 2012 Atlanta Marathon & Marathon Relay on Sunday, October 28. The event, which started and finished at Atlantic Station, marked the 50th running of the Atlanta Marathon and 2nd running of the Atlanta Marathon Relay.

“We are extremely proud of how the Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay showcases the best of the Atlanta community,” said Tracey Russell, executive director of the Atlanta Track Club. “From the 26.2 mile course that runs past some of Atlanta’s memorable neighborhoods and sites such as Oakland Cemetery, Virginia-Highland and Piedmont Park to the 24 metro-Atlanta nonprofits participating in the Adopt a Marathon Mile program that helped provide cheer zones and support out on the course, marathon and relay participants certainly got a feel for what makes Atlanta so great.”

Reuben Mwei of Kennesaw broke the tape at the 2012 Atlanta Marathon with a time of 2 hours, 23 minutes, 25 seconds to take home first place in the overall men’s race. The 2012 Atlanta Marathon was Mwei’s marathon debut. A half-marathoner who recently won the Allstate Life Insurance Atlanta 13.1 Marathon on Sunday, October 7 with a time of 1:09:12, Mwei crossed the finish line more than eight minutes ahead of second place finisher Malcom Campbell of Marietta, who finished in 2:31:26. 2011 Atlanta Marathon winner, Justin Gillette, took home third place with a time of 2:36:27.

 

Christine Rockey, a 42-year-old masters runner from Conway, S.C. took home first place in the women’s race with a time of 3:09:09. Conway finished more than four minutes ahead of runner-up Molly Slesnick, of Atlanta, who clocked 3:13:22.

 

Team Runnin’ Wrek Men took top honors in the men’s relay division with a time of 2:42:08 at the Atlanta Marathon Relay, while team ATC Pink Panthers claimed first in the women’s relay division with a time of 3:06:49.

 

Throughout the Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay participants were treated to aid stations and cheer zone support from 24 local nonprofits that were selected to be part of the Atlanta Track Club’s Adopt a Marathon Mile program. The various organizations each adopted a mile of the course and provided a minimum of 30 volunteers to support an aid station and cheer zone within their mile. Organizations that met the minimum requirements during the event will receive a $3500 – $7500 donation from the Atlanta Track Club based on each organization’s level of support.

 

Complete results for the Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay are posted at atlantamarathon.org

 

50th Atlanta Marathon

Atlanta, GA, Sunday, October 28, 2012

(Prize money awarded based on official gun time.)

Men

1) Reuben Mwei, 26, Kennesaw, GA; 2:23:25, $1000

2) Malcolm Campbell, 41, Marietta, GA; 2:31:26, $700

3) Justin Gillette, 29, Goshen, IN; 2:36:27, $500

4) Jack Heath, 26, Birmingham, AL; 2:37:25, $400

5) Ryan Purcell, 25, Atlanta, GA; 2:40:44, $300

6) Orinthal Striggles, 36, Elgin, SC; 2:44:06, $250

7) Josh White, 25, Ann Arbor, MI; 2:44:16, $200

8) John Piggott, 47, Williamsburg, VA; 2:47:14, $150

 

Women

1) Christine Rockey, 42, Conway, SC; 3:09:09, $1000

2) Molly Slesnick, 29, Atlanta, GA; 3:13:22, $700

3) Mary Chind, 27, Decatur, GA; 3:15:52, $500

4) Cheri Fine, 48, Atlanta, GA; 3:18:04, $400

5) Kirsten Kolb, 37, Anchorage, AK; 3:22:44, $300

6) Shane Sweet, 34, Cumming, GA; 3:28:38, $250

7) Jesseca Lynn Keeper, 36, Atlanta, GA; 3:29:06, $200

8) Debbie Hetherington, 47, Richmond, VA; 3:29:32, $150

 

Master's Men

1) Malcolm Campbell, 41, Marietta, GA; 2:31:26, $500

2) John Piggott, 47, Williamsburg, VA; 2:47:14, $400

3) Brent Fields, 40, Covington, GA; 2:58:48, $300

Master's Women

1) Christine Rockey, 42, Conway, SC; 3:09:09, $500

2) Cheri Fine, 48, Atlanta, GA; 3:18:04, $400

3) Debbie Hetherington, 47, Richmond, VA; 3:29:32, $300

 Grandmaster Men

 1) Stanley Larkin, 53, Saint-Basile-Le-Gran, CAN; 3:00:15, $250

 

 Grandmaster Women

1) Sally Brooking, 56, Marietta, GA; 3:44:51, $250

 

 Out-of-State Men

1) Justin Gillette, 29, Goshen, IN; 2:36:27, $300

 

 Out-of-State Women

1) Christine Rockey, 42, Conway SC; 3:09:09, $300

 

 

 

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