ATLANTA -- A field of more than 13,000 registered participants hit the streets of Atlanta for the Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon, produced and presented by Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life Company, on Sunday, March 23.
Abraham Kogo, of Hebron, Ky, won first place in the marathon with a time of 2:33:21. Malcolm Campbell, of Marietta, Ga., took second place with a time of 2:33:56, while Belay Kassa, from Stone Mountain, Ga., earned third place with a time of 2:38:41.
Justyna Mudy, of Rome, Ga., claimed the title in the female division finishing at 2:56:24. "I was very happy to win this race," Kogo said about his first place finish. "I was not expecting to win because the course was very tough and I didn't train for all the hills, but I am very happy." Claiming the half marathon title was Nathan Haskins, of Atlanta, Ga., with a time of 1:11:31.
Placing second was Winner Caleb Masland, of Blowing Rock, N.C., with a time of 1:12:47, and Brendon Moody of Van Wert, Ohio., took third with a time of 1:12:48.
The top female finisher was Caroline Kiptoo,Hebron, Ky., with a time of 1:18:18.
The race course traveled through metro Atlanta's most interesting and historic areas including the Sweet Auburn District, Inman Park, Decatur, Druid Hills, Virginia-Highland and Midtown.
Along the way, runners will pass landmarks including the King Historic Site, Carter Center, four college campuses (Georgia State, Agnes Scott, Emory and Georgia Tech) and Piedmont Park.