At the 9th DICKíS Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon under first overcast and later sunny, cool breezy conditions on Sunday morning, Jacob Chemtai of Kenya and defending champion Ayantu Dakebo Hailemaryam of Ethiopia were the 26.2 mile champions in 2:15:25 and 2:36:20, respectively. In the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon Kenyans Cyrus Korir and Gladys Kipsoi took the titles in 1:04:14 and 1:12:09, respectively.
Bringing a new level of competition to the 7th edition of the DICKíS Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon race weekend of events, P3Rís #GameOnPGH campaign has offered participants a chance to play games and win more than $25,000 in prizes. The interactive campaign that officially kicked off when registration opened on Sept. 30 has engaged participants throughout their seven month journey to the starting line and will culminate with one epic weekend of gaming.
Deep fields are expected in the menís race for both the DICKíS Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon and the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon on Sunday, May 3. The 7th edition features a guaranteed $132,000 prize purse, including American Development Program (ADP) bonuses totaling $40,500.
Defending womenís champions Clara Santucci and Sophy Jepchirchir will return to Pittsburgh on Sunday, May 3 to defend their titles at the 7th DICKíS Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon and UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon, respectively.
At the 6th DICKíS Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday morning, Clara Santucci of Dilliner, PA and Gebo Burka of Ethiopia won race titles in convincing fashion, clocking 2 hours, 32, minutes, 25 seconds and 2:16:30 respectively. In the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon Kenyan Sophy Jepchirchir shattered the event record with her 1:11:37, while Ethiopian Hebtamu Assefa won a close race in 1:02:45.