The 2019 DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events had another banner year, as Pittsburgh hosted the USATF Half Marathon Championships for the second year in a row and a record number participated in "Family Day" on Saturday.
The 2019 DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh weekend of events was a "zero waste" event with 93% of the event's waste diverted from landfills. This is the sixth year in a row the event has successfully diverted 90 percent or more of its waste from landfills.
The 11th DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events wasn't just another race for sports business analyst Darren Rovell. He was on a mission, a mission to raise funds for Kids of Steel. Rovell and his team of runners averaged a pace of 9:54 per mile to pass 6,976 half marathon participants and raise a total of $8,524.32 for Kids of Steel.
At the 11th DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon under overcast, damp conditions on Sunday morning, Boniface Kongin of Kenya and Bizuwork Getahu Kasaya of Ethiopia won the 26.2 mile race in 2 hours, 10 minutes, 34 seconds and 2:36:29, respectively.
On a cool, damp Sunday morning in the City of Champions, Leonard Korir, 32, from Colorado Springs, CO and Stephanie Bruce, 35, from Flagstaff, AZ won the USATF Half Marathon titles, clocking 1 hour, one minute, 53 seconds and 1:10:44, respectively. Against top U.S. fields, Korir earned his 9th national title and second USATF Half Marathon title, and Bruce earned her second national title.