Fall marathon season is in full swing. Marathoners nationwide have been training hard all summer and their work is finally paying off. Today marked the 33rd running of the Detroit Free Press Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5k, and it was a good day for a race.
The Detroit Marathon course started in downtown Detroit and crossed the Ambassador Bridge into Windsor, Canada. After five miles through Windsor, the course took the runners back into Detroit where they finish.
The weather was perfect for a marathon with temperatures in the low 50s, little wind and lots of sun.
In the men’s marathon, Jordan Desilets (Pickney, MI) took first place running 2:28. Deselits ran for Eastern Michigan University and competed at the 2008 Olympic Trials, attempting to qualify in the 3k-steeple chase. Jason Lakritz (New Windsor, NY) claimed the second place spot running 2:36. And Donald McLaughlin (Rochester Hills, MI) finished third in a time of 2:38.
On the women’s side, Paula Keating (New Brunswick, CAN) took first running 2:52
In the half-marathon race, Nick Stanko (Haslett, MI) who won the men’s marathon last year, clocked 1:06 for the 13.1-mile race, good for first place. In the women’s race, Dayna Pidhoresky (Tecumseh, ON) won in a time of 1:13.
For more information, or to sign up or volunteer for next years Detroit Free Press Marathon visit the Detroit Free Press Marathon website.
Congratulations to all the runners that took part in the race today!