Ninth annual Kenai River Marathon draws crowd
Two hundred nineteen athletes from across the Kenai Peninsula, the state and the country took to the pavement Sunday for the Kenai River Marathon, the half marathon, relay and 5k races on Sunday. Peter Svenning of Palm City, Fla., won the marathon in a time of 3 hours, 29 minutes and two seconds. Whitney Bennett of Anchorage was the first women and second overall to finish the 26.2-mile course, crossing the finish line in 3:23.05. Each event began and ended at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center in Kenai.
Southern peninsula athletes included:
Marathon (women): 11. Heather Albright, Homer, 4:01.55; 13. Jennifer Booz, Homer, 4:11.37; 14. Lila Johnson, Homer, 4:11.38; 29. Katrina Rozeboom, Homer, 5:40.23; 30. Megan Leung, Homer, 6:30.23.
Marathon (men): 3. Brian Burns, Fritz Creek, 3:51.32; 5. Sean Campbell, Homer, 4:10.46,
Half marathon (women): 10. Miranda Beach, Homer, 1:58.57; 37. Amanda Neal, Homer, 2:19.26; 45. Jillian Rogers, Fritz Creek, 2:53.29; 46. Seanna Gunn, Homer, 2:53.31; 60. Brandy Super, Homer, 4:02.19.
Half marathon (men): 3. Pedro Ochoa, Homer, 1:17.20;