Community ‘catching on” to marathon success

Published: Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 12:10 PM.

Even Henderson’s sister Alberta Chapman, a physician from South Bend, Indiana came down to be with family and ended up walking the 5k and helping in the medical tent.

Henderson said about 515 runners ran the race, with most finishing.

Winning the marathon, among 87 finishers, was 20-year-old Skyler Bakker from Palm Beach Gardens, who ran a 2:53:35, nearly a half-hour faster than runner up, Eddie Delacruz, 38, from Suwanee, Ga. The top female finisher was Monica Bolanos, 42, of Jacksonville, who ran a 3:27:20.

“It was wonderful,” said Bolanos. “It was my first time. I enjoyed riding over the bridges. It was a beautiful, beautiful view.” She came Saturday and stayed until Sunday at the St George Inn.

Among 196 finishers in the half-marathon, winner was Ben McLain, 38, of Conyers, Ga., in 1:25:36, about five minutes ahead of runner-up Aaron Widman, 30, of Solana Beach, Cal. The top female finisher was Katie Sherron, 32, of Tallahassee, in 1:35:31.

St. George Island runner Alane Kadel, 43, was 102nd, in a 2:17:06.

Of the 15 runners in the 50K Ultra Marathon, winner was Michael DeHaye, 43, of Huntsville, Ala., in 3:57:09. The top female was Karima Anderson, 27, of Tallahassee, in 5:37:56.

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