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2009 Get in Gear Results

Posted Saturday, April 25th, 2009 02:47 pm GMT -6 in Running

The forecasters were off a bit, so this year’s Get in Gear events actually had very nice weather: low 40s, partly cloudy, not much wind and no rain or snow. The announcer said there were 4,000 people for the 10K run, 1,500 for the 5K and a full field of 1,000 for the inaugural half marathon. Women made up 57% of all entrants.

My race was very enjoyable, as I broke my personal best in the 10K by almost six minutes (official time of 49:02 – 7:54 pace). I started near the front of the pack, which helped push me to a quick 7:24 first mile. My watch says the other splits were: 7:47, 8:11, 8:14, 8:06 and 7:53. I sprinted the last two-tenths so I could get under 50 minutes and felt great afterwards. I came in 636th out of 3,419 finishers (57/221 in my division and 500/1647 among men).

** Half Marathon Race Stats **

  • Number of Finishers: 807
  • Number of Females: 378
  • Number of Males: 427
  • Average Time: 2:00:45

Half Marathon – Men

  1. Thomas Sullivan, 32, Minneapolis – 1:18:18
  2. Gerad Mead, 29, St. Paul – 1:19:33
  3. Daniel De Grace, 40, Eden Prairie – 1:21:07

Half Marathon – Women

  1. Elli Johnson, 28, Maplewood – 1:30:58
  2. Kortney Haag, 30, New Hope – 1:32:16
  3. Michelle Lebow, 40, Shoreview – 1:34:18

** 10K Race Stats **

  • Number of Finishers: 3,419
  • Number of Females: 1,766
  • Number of Males: 1,647
  • Average Time: 58:28

10K – Men

  1. Sammy Malakwen, 30, Two Harbors – 29:17
  2. Japheth Ngojoy, 21, El Paso, TX – 29:51
  3. Antonio Vega, 25, St. Paul – 30:00

10K – Women

  1. Alemtsehay Misganaw, 28, New York, NY – 34:47
  2. Amy Lyons, 23, Mounds View – 35:39
  3. Jenna Boren, 32, St. Paul – 35:59

** 5K Race Stats **

  • Number of Finishers: 1,603
  • Number of Females: 1,051
  • Number of Males: 535
  • Average Time: 35:26

5K – Men

  1. Mike Scheller, 32, Carver – 17:35
  2. Bill Kern, 50, Maple Grove – 18:07
  3. Dave Ebel, 27, Minneapolis – 18:25

5K – Women

  1. Nikki Borner, 23, Hastings – 18:39
  2. Johanna Winters, 25, Minneapolis – 19:11
  3. Elizabeth Johnson, 32, Woodbury – 19:37

Race results and stats from onlineraceresults.com.

Originally published by DK on April 25, 2009 at 2:47 pm

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