Course Record broken in Men’s Half Marathon

(Fort Worth, Texas) – This weekend marked the 44th running of The Cowtown, the largest multi-event road race in North Texas, with some 8,000 running the Half-Marathon, Marathon, Miller Lite Ultra Marathon and Higginbotham Healthy Hig Marathon Relay races in person. Some 406 others registered to race the marathon distances virtually.  

Daniel Kemoi of Coon Rapids, MN, 35, set a record time in the half marathon with an unofficial time of 1:04.15, besting the previous 2017 record of 1:04.23.

To maintain a safe environment for our youth, the Kids 5K (presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors) will be run segmented by school, taking place throughout March, April and May in the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens as well as at several school locations.

Unofficial results for Sunday races are:

Half Unofficial Results

MEN:  Course Record Set 2017 (1:04:23)
First – Daniel Kemoi, Coon Rapids, MN, 35, 1:04.15 (new course record)
Second – Lawrence Kipkoech, Lubbock, TX, 29, 1:04:28
Third – Alex Spencer, Lubbock, TX, 19, 1:11.28

WOMEN: Course Record Set 2016 (1:11:47)
First – Kelsie Perry, Allen, TX, 25, 1:16.33
Second – Caitlin Keen, Westworth Village, TX, 29, 1:17.44
Third – Jennifer Pope, Plano, TX, 35, 1:17.56

Marathon Unofficial Results

MEN: Course Record Set 2014 (2:17:12)
First place – Joseph Darda, Fort Worth, TX, 34, 2:27.55
Second – Scott Preston, Cedar Hill, TX, 40, 2:48.02
Third – Zachary Smith, Northlake, TX, 31, 2:48.05

WOMEN: Course Record Set 2014 (2:42:31)
First – Annifer Flores, Richland Hills, TX, 28, 2:59.29
Second – Christine Hickson, Keller, TX, 42, 3:14.32
Third – Anna Hailey, Tioga, TX, 42, 3:18.48

Ultra Marathon Presented by Miller Lite Unofficial Results

MEN:  Course Record Set 2014 (3:00:21)
First – Javier Vilchis, Irving, TX, 45, 3:36.42
Second – Matthew Taylor, Dallas, TX, 47, 3:38.57
Third – Chris White, Granger, IN, 48, 3:39.01

WOMEN: Course record 2016 (3:21:33)
First – Maddie Stier, Frisco, TX, 28, 3:36.58
Second – Joanna White, Granger, IN, 46, 3:52.24
Third – Shandra Moore, Bedford, TX, 36, 4:02.04

HealthyHig Relay Presented by Higginbotham Unofficial Results
Overall winning team: Scrambled L-eggs   Time 2:39.54

Thank you to all the spectators, entertainers, sponsors, partners, the thousands of volunteers and to the people of Fort Worth who make Cowtown weekend a success.

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2022 sponsors included: Baylor Scott and White All Saints Medical Center, Fort Worth; Academy Sports + Outdoors; Green Mountain Energy; Autobahn; University of North Texas Health Science Center; Miller Lite; Fort Worth Star-Telegram; NBC 5, Telemundo 39; Higginbotham, Simmons Bank and Under Armour.

ABOUT THE COWTOWN: The Cowtown Marathon, the largest multi-event road race in North Texas, has a $10.4 million annual economic impact in Fort Worth, Texas, and hosts one of the largest youth races in the nation. Recently named to The BibRave 100: A Definitive List of the Best Races in America, Cowtown, listed as one of the Top 20 Half Marathons in the country, was also listed among the races with Best Medals and Swag. In 2020 the Cowtown was voted America’s Rave Race nationally by runners. Proceeds from The Cowtown go directly to The C.A.L.F. Program. The Cowtown is designated a Gold Certified Event by the Council for Responsible Sport.