The Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon was held today, the 40th anniversary, with almost 17,000 entries in various events.
The Seattle Marathon stared at 5th Avenue and Harrison Street, and ended at the Memorial Stadium at Seattle Center. Weather is always a concern for this race, and often conditions are rather wet. This year snow and ice was a concern, but during the week the weather warmed slightly, melting the ice, and making for a sunny, though cool, day.
The Seattle Marathon’s events included a full 26.2-mile marathon and a marathon walk. There was a 13.1-mile half marathon run and a half marathon walk, in addition to a kids’ race and a 5k race.
Teshome Kokebe, 29, of Lynnwood, was the first runner to cross the finish line of the full marathon with a time of 2:30:57. The first female finisher was Sabine Pullins, 37, of Bend, Ore., with a time of 3:04:21.
Steven Crane, 29, of Rainer, Wash, won the half marathon. He ran the 13.1-mile course in a time of 1:10:39. Shelia Croft, 36, of Redmond, Wash., was the first female runner across the line, with a time of 1:23:16.
The male marathon walk was won by Aiden Irish with a time of 1:12:42. In the female marathon walk, Euginia Byrne finished first in 1:48:24.
Ducon Wood finished first in the male half marathon with a time of 1:41:22, and Olivia Clark won the female division with a time of 2:09:20.