Gearinger Repeats as Half Marathon Champ

by Clay Shaw

WILLIAMSBURG, VA, February 20, 2021, 42nd COLONIAL HALF MARATHON—Dylan Gearinger of Philadelphia won the Colonial Half Marathon for the second straight year. Gearinger, the favorite son of Berwick, PA, won easily in 1:07:55, taking one second off his 2020 winning time. 

Amazing what has happened in one year, and ironic that the same champion ran a nearly identical time. And it’s noteworthy that the race happened in 2021, with pandemic precautions. The number of finishers went from 252 in 2020 a few weeks before the pandemic cancellations, to 235 in 2021.

Susanna Sullivan of Reston, VA won the women’s division in 1:17:56, running all alone, with only Gearinger and second place male Roger Hooper (1:11:20) in front of her. She led a competitive women’s field. 2020 women’s champ Laurel LeMoigne of Springfield, VA was second in 1:22:36. Ann Mazur of Charlottesville, VA was third in 1:23:45. Brigid Gutierrez of Charlottesville, VA was fourth in 1:29:54.   The 5K had 136 finishers. Jacob Warner of Williamsburg won in 16:44. Rachel Parthasarthy of Madison, CT was the women’s champ in 19:33.

RG’s Karen Mitchell reached out to Ann Mazur a few days after the event, and you can read about her pandemic experience. It has been quite a year for her!

Williamsburg, VA, the home of the Colonial Half Marathon’s 42nd running.

Top Men

  1. 1:07:55 Dylan Gearinger, 23 Philadelphia, PA.
  2. 1:11:20 Roger Hooper, 30, Chesapeake, VA
  3. 1:23:44 Jonathan Torres, 31, Newport News, VA
  4. 1:24:23 Toby Worm, 47, Smithfield, VA
  5. 1:25:55 Carter Ficken, 46, Yorktown, VA

Top Women

  1. 1:17:56 Susanna Sullivan, 30, Reston, VA
  2. 1:22:36 Laurel LeMoigne, 35, Springfield, VA
  3. 1:23:45 Ann Mazur, 35, Charlottesville, VA
  4. 1:29:54 Brigid Gutierrez, 28, Charlottesville, VA
  5. 1:33:19 Bethany Spector, 31, Virginia Beach, VA
Dylan Gearinger of Philadelphia (shown here at his hometown’s big event, the Run For the Diamonds in Berwick, PA.), was the repeat champ of the Colonial Half Marathon in 1:07:55.
Susanna Sullivan of Reston, VA won the 2021 Colonial Half Marathon in 1:17:56. Sullivan is shown here running a 10 mile PB at the Up Dawg 10 Miler in DC.
Olympic Marathon Trials runner Ann Mazur of Charlottesville, VA placed third in 1:23:45 at the Colonial Half Marathon. Mazur is pictured here at the York White Rose 5 Miler in York, PA.
Brigid Gutierrez of Charlottesville, VA placed fourth in a strong women’s field at the Colonial Half Marathon with a 1:29:54. Gutierrez is pictured here at the North-South Marathon in Gettysburg.
Williamsburg, VA, the home of the 42nd Colonial Half Marathon, held Feb 20, 2021. While many races missed a year or two, this race was held in both 2020 and 2021.


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