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Atlanta Half Marathon 2013

Atlanta Half Marathon

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