Running | Miami Beach half marathon

Kenyan Kosgei wins fast money

 

Shadrack Kosgei got $13,100 for winning the Miami Beach Half Marathon, and Risper Gesabwa was a repeat women’s winner.

Special to The Miami Herald

After training in the mountains of Kenya for the past year, Shadrack Kosgei, 28, had no problem running over three bridges during Saturday morning’s Allstate Life Insurance 13.1 Miami Beach Half Marathon, which began and finished at South Beach.

Unlike many in the field of 2,574, Kosgei didn’t struggle at all while climbing two bridges along the Julia Tuttle Causeway at miles 4 and 5, and another one at mile 10 on the McArthur Causeway, on the way to a win in 1 hour 3 minutes 14 seconds that earned him $13,100. By maintaining a pace of 4:50 per mile in clear and dry 58-degree weather, Kosgei, a captain in the Kenyan army, was able to pull away from Philemon Terer, 27, a resident of New Mexico, as the two descended the last bridge.

Despite a strong finishing kick along a winding ocean front path inside Loomis Park, Terer fell 10 seconds short, and finished runner-up, which was good enough for a $1,000 pay check. Also taking home money was Tumicha Horso, 32, a resident of Washington.

“I like going up and down because it’s easy for me,” said Kosgei, a father of three. “I knew I was going to win when I made my move.”

Defending women’s champ Risper Gesabwa, 23, a resident of Marietta, Ga., finished in 1:12:15, 5:07 better than last year. The winner of January’s ING Half Marathon also collected $13,100 with Saturday’s win. Tsehay Gebre, 20, of New York, won $1,000 by finishing second in 1:14:19.

Saturday’s race was the final event in an eight-race series that began last March in New York. The race began at 13th and Ocean Drive and finished inside Loomis Park at 7th Street. The course took runners on one big loop across the Julia Tuttle Causeway, then south before heading back across the McArthur Causeway.

The event featured an adjoining Karhu 5K race that started 15 minutes after the half marathon 6:30 a.m. start. Taking first in the field of 533 runners, Jorge Grajales, 21, of Miami, was the winner in 16:25, his second big victory since winning the Tropical 5K in January. Ryan Trombly, 38, of Miami Beach, came in second.

The female winner was Sadie Wells, 33, of Miami Beach, in 19:08. Runner-up was Stephanie Ingalls, 24, of Surfside (19:19).

Results

Allstate 13.1 Miami Beach Half Marathon

Men’s Overall: 1. Shadrack Kosgei, 28, Nyack, NY, 1:03:15 ($13,100 Prize); 2. Philemon Terer, 27, Santa Fe, NJ, 1:03:25 ($1,000 Prize); 3. Tumicha Horso, 32, Washington D.C., 1:06:36 ($500 Prize).

Men’s Top Finishers: 4. Daniel Gapia, 1:08:34; 5. Jon Volpi, 1:11:28; 6. Nick French, 1:12:13; 7. James Kasten, Jr., 1:16:08; 8. Andrea GIadarini, 1:18:46; 9. Patrick McClernon, 1:18:58; 10. James Buchanan, 1:19:07; 11. Miles Murphy, 1:19:34; 12. Kevin Dolan, 1:20:24; 13. Gabriel Albaladejo, 1:20:40; 14. Christian Saporta, 1:20:50; 15. Albert Pelaez, 1:21:14; 16. Damien Colon, 1:22:22; 17. Abidan Grunewald, 1:23:09; 18. Scott Byers, 1:23:47; 19. Yves Lambert, 1:24:32; 20. Yannic Dubois, 1:25:09.

Women’s Overall: 1. Risper Gesabwa, 23, Mariettqa, GA, 1:12:15 ($13,100 Prize); 2. Tsehay Gebre, 20, New York, NY, 1:14:19 ($1,000 Prize); 3. Sarah Kiptoo, 23, Santa Fe, NM, 1:16:19 ($500 Prize).

Women’s Top Finishers: 4. Alice Henley, 1:18:27; 5. Nina Caron, 1:24:21; 6. Guadalupe Merlos, 1:26:55; 7. Vivien Wollitz, 1:28:21; 8. Carmen Harvey, 1:29:00; 9. Emily Ganley, 1:31:16; 10. Kasey Manwaring, 1:31:19; 11. Anibal Pena, 1:31:57; 12. Jamie Geissler, 1:33:58; 13. Bridget Bergan, 1:34:02; 14. Latrell Seymour, 1:35:50; 15. Liz Rodriguez, 1:37:44; 16. Susan Bogle, 1:38:12; 17. Corey Walton, 1:38:26; 18. Megan O’Connor, 1:38:31; 19. Michelle Rafferty, 1:39:12; 20. Lauren Chaundler, 1:39:18.

Karhu 5K

Men’s Overall: 1. Jorge Grajales, 21, Miami, 16:25; 2. Ryan Trombly, 38, Miami Beach, 19:15; 3. Trent Boggess, 38, Boca Raton, 20:10; 14-Under: 1. Steven Boggess, 20:42; 15-19: 1. Ryan Crismond, 20:55; 20-24: 1. Jeremy Arnstein, 20:18; 25-29: 1. Takpor Yealu, Miami Beach, 21:42; 30-34: 1. Wilfredo Pinillos, Miami Beach, 20:37; 35-39: 1. Derron Coy, 21:58; 40-44: 1. Jose Naranjo, 20:37; 45-49: 1. Jasper Bell, 20:26; 50-54: 1. John Hacker, 22:15; 55-59: 1. Paul Burger, 21:52; 60-64: 1. Miguel Lopez, 22:35; 65-69: 1. Pierre Grise, 50:59.

Women’s Overall: 1. Sadie Wells, 33, Miami Beach, 19:08; 2. Stephanie Ingalls, 24, Surfside, 19:19; 3. Nikol Strother, 33, Los Alamos, NM, 19:26; 14-Under: 1. Jane Boggess, 27:02; 15-19: 1. Martha Grajales, 23:39; 20-24: 1. Kara Hartstein, 21:46; 25-29: 1. Ashley Andress, 20:52; 30-34: 1. Geishel Valverde, 21:31; 35-39: 1. Chloe Hill, 19:48; 40-44: 1. Becky Hacker, 20:42; 45-49: 1. Monica Bueno, 28:47; 50-54: 1. Mimi Rotlewicz, 30:10; 55-59: 1. Colleen Perreault, 26:56; 60-64: 1. Eva Maria Marat, 34:59.

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