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Records Fall At St. Louis Half-Marathon

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Apr. 9, 2013
  • Updated Apr. 9, 2013 at 9:24 AM UTC
Aaron Braun owns the new half-marathon course record in St. Louis. Photo: www.photorun.net

Aaron Braun and Mattie Suver blaze the 13.1-mile course.

American road racing ace Aaron Braun set a new record at the GO! St. Louis Half-Marathon on Sunday.

His winning time for the 13.1-mile event was 1:03:13, a course record. Twenty-four-year-old Jordan Chipangama came in second in 1:03:22, while Josphat Boit of Little Rock, Ark., took third in 1:03:52.

In the women’s race, Mattie Suver also was able to set a new course mark. Her winning time was 1:12:22. Suver’s time was a significant improvement over Serena Burla’s old mark of 1:14:13. Second and third place went to Tera Moody and Sara Kiptoo.

Braun and Suver each won $10,000 for their victories.

The men’s marathon went to Geoffrey Kiprotich, who clocked a time of 2:20:00 — another course record. Finishing 36 seconds behind was Mark Chepses. Mario Macias was third in 2:21:49.

The women’s marathon winner was 33-year-old Autum Ray, who broke the tape in 2:51:28. Kiprotich and Ray each won $1,500.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com 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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