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Indy's Jesse Davis Wins Largest Monumental Marathon Ever

Indianapolis native Jesse Davis was the first man person across the finish line and Nicole Michmerhuizen was the top woman at Saturday's Monumental Marathon.Monumental Marathon2015-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
Indy's Jesse Davis Wins Largest Monumental Marathon Ever

Jesse Davis crosses the finish line at the Monumental Marathon Saturday.

Monumental Marathon

INDIANAPOLIS - With an official time of 2:17:59.9, Indianapolis native Jesse Davis was the first person across the finish line at Saturday's Monumental Marathon, beating the largest field ever for the race.

Nicole Michmerhuizen, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, was the top female runner, with a time of 2 hour, 48 minutes and 38 seconds.

The Monumental Marathon had its largest number of finishers ever, the race said, with 3,999 runners crossing the 26.2 mile finish line in front of the state capitol downtown.

Another Michigan native, Harry Dixon, won the half marathon with a time of 1:04:26. Jebichi Yator won the woman's half. The Coon Rapids, Minnesota resident posted a time of 1:14:15.

In the five kilometer race, Indy's Rob Mullet set a course record with a time of 14 minutes and eight seconds. Katherine Free, also from Indianapolis, won the women's 5K, compeleting the course in 17:17.

Davis, 33, qualified for Olympic trials by one-tenth of a second, coming in just under the 2 hour, 18 minute cutoff.

In all, 13,826 runners completed races on a sunny November morning.

 

 

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