Mike McKeeman Wins Philly Marathon

Mike McKeeman breaks the tape in Philadelphia on Sunday. Photo: Running USA

Mashkantceva sets women’s marathon course record.

From: Running USA

PHILADELPHIA — The 19th running of the Philadelphia Marathon included multiple course records at all race distances — in the marathon, half-marathon, and Saturday’s 8K.

Sunday highlights included women’s champion Irina Mashkantceva breaking Mariska Kramer’s 2011 course record. Mashkantceva, with a time of 2 hours, 35 minutes, 35 seconds, goes into the Philadelphia Marathon record books in her first marathon on U.S. soil.

In the men’s division, local favorite Mike McKeeman was the clear winner, outpacing the second-place finisher, Scott MacPherson, by 42 seconds. MacPherson took second in his first-ever marathon competition. McKeeman, with a winning time of 2:17:51, runs locally with Bryn Mawr Running Club, and does most of his training in Philadelphia.

“It is so special to win this marathon in my hometown,” said Mike McKeeman. “Knowing every inch of the course helped but what really spurred me to a victory was the crowd which was full of my friends and family.”

Mashkantceva, of Russia, spoke through an interpreter about her experience today. “I trained specifically for Philadelphia because I heard about it being a great course. It’s true, I loved the course and the many cheering fans helped make my first marathon in the U.S. so special,” she said.

At the top of the half marathon podium were repeat winners from Saturday’s Rothman 8K: Kenyan Isaac Korir Kedikou in the men’s division and Misiker Mekonnin Demissie in the women’s division. Demissie’s 1:11:57 broke the course record of 1:12:42 set by Margaret Kare in 2006.

Samuel Ndereba of Royersford, PA, placed second in the men’s 8K on Saturday, followed by a second place finish in the men’s half marathon on Sunday. Ndereba is no stranger to the Philadelphia Marathon, having won both the 8K and half marathon races in 2011.

Two hometown favorites won their Masters division — Rachid Bensalem, 40, of Philadelphia took the men’s Masters marathon with a time of 2:28:06. Doreen McCoubrie, 51, of Malvern, PA won the women’s Masters division in the half marathon with a time of 1:23:22.

19th Philadelphia Marathon

Philadelphia, Penn, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012

Men
1) Mike McKeeman, 36, Ardmore, PA, 2:17:51, $3500
2) Scott MacPherson, 25, Austin, TX, 2:18:33, $2000
3) Abiyot Endale, 26, Hyde Falls, NY 2:19:15, $1000
4) Evan Gaynor, 24, Wauseon, OH, 2:20:35, $750
5) Tesfaye Assefa Dube, 25, 2:20:36, $500

Women
1) Irina Mashkantceva, 29, Solikamsk, Russia, 2:35:37, $5000*
2) Venera Sarmosova, 33, Russia, 2:35:58, $2000
3) Katie DiCamillo, 25, Providence, RI, 2:38:50, $1000
4) Meagan Nedlo, 30, Salem, MA, 2:39:10, $750
5) Heidi Peoples, 32, Scranton, PA, 2:40:56, $500

*Includes $1500 course record bonus

Masters Men
1) Rachid Bensalem, 40, Philadelphia, PA, 2:28:06, $1000
Masters Women
1) Elena Orlova, 42, Gaithersburg, MD, 2:41:29, $1000

Philadelphia Half Marathon
Men
1) Isaac Korir Kedikou, 25, KEN, 1:02:53, $2500
2) Samuel Ndereba, 35, Royersford, PA, 1:03:43, $1000
3) Mengistu Nebsi, 35, New York, NY, 1:04:11, $500
4) Kiprono Kurgat, 23, Chapel Hill, NC, 1:04:27, $350
5) Daniel Kipkoech, 25, Kenaesaw, GA, 1:04:27, $250

Women
1) Misiker Mekonnin Demissie, 24. Washington, DC/ETH, 1:11:57, $3500*
2) Hellen Jemutai, 30, Chapel Hill, NC, 1:12:37, $1000
3) Stephanie Pezzullo, 30, Charlotte, NC, 1:13:13, $500
4) Yihunlish Delelecha, 31, Washington, D.C., 1:13:35, $350
5) Tina Muir, Philadelphia, PA, 1:15:11, $250
*Includes $1000 course record bonus

Masters Men
1) Eric Shafer, 43, Pittsburgh, PA, 1:12:57, $500
Masters Women
1) Doreen McCoubrie, 51, Malvern, PA, 1:23:22, $500

Rothman Institute 8K

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012

Men

1) Isaac Korir Kedikou, 22, KEN, 22:29, $1500*

2) Samuel Ndereba, 35, Royersford, PA, 22:46, $500

3) Scott Smith, 26, Flagstaff, AZ, 22:47, $250

4) Hugo Beamish, 23, Havertown, PA, 23:02, $150

5) Mengistu Nebsi, 35, New York, NY, 23:03, $100

*Includes $500 course record bonus

Women

1) Misiker Mekonnin Demessie, 24, ETH/Washington DC, 25:46, $1000

2) Amy Van Alstine, 25, Flagstaff, AZ, 25:59, $500

3) Frances Koons, 26, Ardmore, PA, 26:29, $250

4) Helen Jemutai, 30, Chapel Hill, NC, 26:49, $150

5) Erin Koch, 24, Chevy Chase, MD, 27:16, $100

Masters Men

1) Michael Griffin, 47, Philadelphia, PA 25:25

Masters Women

1) Cecily Tynan, 43, Media, PA 29:38

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