Fargo Marathon Winners

     The fifth Fargo (N.D.) Marathon and accompanying half-marathon were Saturday morning. Here are some details courtesy of the Fargo Forum:

     Peter Gilman, a 33-year-old father of three from Rochester, Minn.,won Saturday’s Fargo Marathon covering the 26.2-mile course in an unofficial course-record time of 2 hours, 24 minutes, 33 seconds.

     Gilman broke the Fargo Marathon record by nearly five minutes.

     Sammy Malakwen, a Kenyan runner based in Two Harbors, finished second in 2:25:31. Malakwen won last year’s half marathon.

     Nicole Cueno, a 29-year-old from Minneapolis, won the women’s division in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 53 minutes and 15 seconds. Nichole Porath was second in 2:58:11.

         Cueno, who set 11 records running track at Grinnell College in Iowa, ran a 2:45 marathon in last year’s Olympic Trials at the Boston Marathon.
     Chris Erichsen, just one year removed from St. John’s University and a second place finish in the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships, may be finding the 13.1-mile distance to his liking. The Minneapolis resident won the half marathon division of the Fargo Marathon, crossing the line in an unofficial time of 1:06:56. John Heitzman of Grand Rapids was second in 1:08:09.

      Online Race Results reports 1,256 finishers in the marathon and 4,373 in the marathon.

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