D & W Half Marathon Kicks Off Philly Marathon Weekend

By Clay Shaw

PHILADELPHIA, PA—The  Dietz & Watson Half Marathon, the first event in the Philadelphia Marathon weekend started at dawn on November 17, 2018 at 22nd & Parkway.

James Ndangu of Kenya, who lives in Van Wert, Ohio won in 1 02:43.  Defending champ Panuel Mkungo, also from Kenya and living in nearby Elkton, Maryland, was second in 1:03:11.  Silas Kipruto of Kenya was third in 1:04:07.  Daniel Lennon of Morrrisonville, NY was fourth in 1:04:15.  Brock Butler of Chester Springs PA was top Masters in 1:11:39, placing 19th among the men.

Vicoty Chepngeno of Kenya won in 1:10:18.  Birtukan Alemu of Ethiopia was second in 1:11:11.  Pamela Cherotich of Kenya was third in 1:16:30.  Greta Feldman of DC was fourth in 1:16:45.  Katie Kellner of Brighton, MA was fifth in 1:17:11.  Megan Foster of New York City was top Masters in 1:18:44, and sixth overall.  Sixty-two women broke the 1:30:00 mark on a nearly ideal morning for racing.

 Top 20 Men

  1. 1:02:43 James Ngandu  KENYA
  2. 1:03:11 Panuel Mkungo KENYA
  3. 1:04:08 Silas Kipruto KENYA
  4. 1:04:15 Daniel Lennon NY
  5. 1:04:20 Simon Chirchir KENYA
  6. 1:05:36 Kenneth Kosgei  KENYA
  7. 1:05:59 Fikadu Girma Teferi  ETHIOPIA
  8. 1:06:19 Duriel Hardy PHILADELPHIA
  9. 1:07:20 Joseph Whelan TX
  10. 1:08:28 Benjamin Toome  NJ
  11. 1:08:41 Tesfaye Girma  ETHIOPIA
  12. 1:10:05 Brian Quilty  NJ
  13. 1:10:27 Darryl Brown PA
  14. 1:10:48 Garret Lee  CO
  15. 1:10:50 Gregory Clark  NY
  16. 1:11:11 Lukasz Olenginski  DC
  17. 1:11:18 Zachary Simmons LANCASTER PA
  18. 1:11:31 Kenny Goodfellow  PA
  19. 1:11:39 Brock Butler (41) PA
  20. 1:11:47 Chris Muldoon NY

Top 20 Women

  1. 1:10:18 Vicoty Chepngeno  KENYA
  2. 1:11:11 Birtukan Alemu  ETHIOPIA
  3. 1:16:30 Pamela Cherotich  KENYA
  4. 1:16:45 Greta Feldman  DC
  5. 1:17:11 Katie Kellner  MA
  6. 1:18:44 Megan Foster (40) NYC
  7. 1:18:48 Siobhan O’Connor PHILADELPHIA
  8. 1:18:53 Joanna Line OH
  9. 1:19:54 Nicolette St.Lawrence  NY
  10. 1:20:57 Maggie Drazba  WV
  11. 1:21:08 Josie Picard-Arsenault QUE
  12. 1:21:20 Jen Maranzano  (46)  DC
  13. 1:21:29 Elizabeth Wasserman  NY
  14. 1:22:31 Kristen Prendergast  NJ
  15. 1:22:45 Alexandra Russo  NY
  16. 1:22:59 Bogdana Mimic  PHILADELPHIA
  17. 1:23:52 Caitlin Kennedy  MA
  18. 1:24:00 Baylee Robey  BIGLERVILLE
  19. 1:24:15 Erin Lohrenz  MA
  20. 1:24:16 Ashley Weiner PHILADELPHIA

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