Results from the 10th annual Fargo MarathonFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The Fargo Marathon celebrated its 10th birthday with a bang! Under crystal clear skies, and nearly perfect temperatures, 12,000 runners began at the Veterans Memorial Bridge.
By: Dom Izzo, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The Fargo Marathon celebrated its 10th birthday with a bang!
Under crystal clear skies, and nearly perfect temperatures, 12,000 runners began at the Veterans Memorial Bridge.
The images were breath-taking and we brought them all to you live on WDAY 6-3 and online at wday.com.
The 2014 Fargo Marathon began where it all started 10 years ago on the Veterans Memorial Bridge filled with people.
It ended much like it did last year with a dramatic late race pass as Peter Kemboi wins the Fargo Marathon.
“The elite runners ready to go, gonna test their bodies for the next two hours.”
The men's marathon was a two-man affair almost from the start.
Peter Kemboi of Kenya and Arturs Bearakus raced away from the pack and didn't look back.
In fact it was so tight that the two were nearly touching elbows for a majority of the race.
“I've never seen this in the 8 marathons I've covered here in this city.”
They stayed dead even thru miles 20 to 23, but it was mile 25 when Kemboi decided to take over, he pulled away from Bearakus there and never looked back, Kemboi who won 5 marathons in a 10 month span a three years ago, took the race in a time of 2 hours, 26 minutes 55 seconds, becoming the first native Kenyan to win the Fargo marathon.
Peter Kemboi/Wins Marathon in 2:26:55: “The city is very nice. The people are friendly. They cheered me all the way. I like this.”
The women's marathon nearly had the same script as the men.
Kate Peppenburg was trailing at the 20 mile marker, but found her stride in the last 6 miles, passing Andrea Rediger and won in a time of 2:56:35 taking the crown in first trip to Fargo.
Kate Peppenburg/Wins Women’s Marathon in 2:56:35: “Got a little down around 16,17,18 but that's when I saw the other gal I figured ok she is about 60-90 seconds ahead of me I can go after her that's kind of when the life came back into the race for me. Hearing the people, it almost brings you to tears. The support in this community is amazing.”