Cowtown Marathon Turns 35

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Feb. 28, 2013
  • Updated Feb. 28, 2013 at 10:34 AM UTC
Photo: Running USA

Records were broken not only in overall attendance but also in finishing times for five races.

From: Running USA

FORT WORTH, Texas — The Cowtown Marathon celebrated 35 years of running  with record breaking attendance at its race weekend Feb. 23-24. The Cowtown’s registration was larger than ever, with just under 27,000 runners registered. Registration records were set in the ultra marathon, marathon, half-marathon and the Cook Children’s 5K races.

Records were broken not only in overall attendance but in finishing times for five races. Logan Sherman took the title as the fastest male in the ultra marathon in 3:10:40, shaving off over seven minutes from the old record.

Elizabeth Eder, a Fort Worth native, smashed the record in the women’s full marathon by 20 minutes with a time of 2:46:09. Eder was also the winner at the San Antonio Rock n Roll Marathon in November, 2012.

New records in the half-marathon were set on Sunday for both the male and female runners. Monika Korra finished with a time of 1:21:25 and Jerrod McNeil in 1:09:49

A new record was set in the men’s 10K by Antti-Pekka Niinisto with a time of 31:16. Rewriting the 5K records,  Jessica Smith finished in 18:21 and Dereje Hailegiorgis finished in 15 minutes flat.



Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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