Foreign entries on rise as Miami Marathon field is close to filling up

 

Special to the Miami Herald

If one of your resolutions for the New Year was to run in the Miami Marathon, you better hurry because it is going to sell out before the end of the month, according to marathon officials.

The marathon is less than three weeks away, and registration is trending toward selling out at 25,000 participants.

The amount of runners coming from outside of the United States is nearly 25 percent, which is up 5 percent compared with the 2013 race.

The largest number of participants coming from outside the country is 788 from Mexico. Additionally, there are 573 from Colombia, and 438 from Costa Rica.

The marathon and half marathon will be held on Feb. 2, and there is also the Nissan Health & Fitness Expo on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

“The runners in those countries tell us that Miami is their race of choice, which we are happy to see,” Miami Marathon race director Javier Sanchez said. “Our efforts and popularity have increased in Central and South America as we have translated more of our information into Spanish and Portugese.

“We welcome them and we celebrate them. Some of these people are traveling in groups of hundreds. These aren’t one-offs. It becomes a word-of-mouth thing.”

If you would like to register, visit: www.themiamimarathon.com.

OB PADDLE

While pro standup paddleboarders Slater Trout and Lina Augaitis took home the big money in the elite division of the 2014 Orange Bowl Championship held on Sunday in Miami, there were many locals who took home honors in recreational and elite divisions.

Jesse Kautz of Coral Springs finished first in the 14-foot division with a time of 1:10:11 in the 7-mile Elite course 19-to-39 age group. In the 3-mile Recreational course, Travis Suit of West Palm Beach placed first in the 14-foot 19-to-39 age group in 34:15.876.

TOP FINISHERS

Elite — Male under 18 age group: REC 14: 1. A. Hollingshead, 1:16:03; 2. J . Martins 1:20:33.9; 19-39 14: 1. J. Kautz, 1:10:11.8; 2. K. Grant 1:11:24.5; 3. B. Ward 1:11:25.5. 40-49 14: 1. E. Maldonado 1:09:47.5; 2. R. Lopez, 1:13:35.9; 3. R. Thom, 1:14:46.0. 50-59 14: 1. F. Dillenburg, 1:13:21.7; 2. D. Dean, 1:13:56.1; 3. J. Sekas, 1:1:14:00.0. 60 and over: 14: 1. J. Higgins, 1:16:37.6; 2. J. Bennett, 1:37:56.3. Female 40-49 14: 1. N. Alberts, 1:28:00.3. Male under 18 12-6: 1. V. Martins, 1:08:55.4; 2. K. Maldonado, 1:21:39.1; 3. K. De Armas, 1:24:12.6. 19-39 12-6: 1. S. Trout, 1:08:46.9; 2. F. Stolla, 1:08:49.4; 3. R. Helm, 1:09:01.4. 40-49 12-6: 1. M. Athanacio, 1:13:53.3; 2. J. Rothwell, 1:16:46.9; 3. A. Color, 1:17:01.1. 50-59 12-6: 1. B. Capwell, 1:20:18.5; 2. S. Baste, 1:21:03.0 3. W. Mendez, 1:23:49.8. 60 and over 12-6: 1. W. Compton, 1: 26:57.1; 2. J. Taylor, 1:38:57.5. Female under 18 12-6: 1. B. Rosen, 1:16:09.2; 2. M. Navarro, 1:26:43.1; 3. A. Garcia, 1:27:03.2. 19-39 12-6: 1. L. Augaitis, 1:12:42.8; 2. H. Gabel, 1:16:24.4; 3. K. Gabehart, 1:19:09.4. 40-49 12-6: 1. M. Crash, 1:19:23.7; 2. M. Boyer, 1:19:28.9; 3. D. Ehman, 1:21:18.5. 50-59 12-6: 1. B. Leach, 1:22:44.1; 2. N. Brunton, 1:26:18.6. 40-49 unlimited: 1. T. Maximus, 1:03:06.9; 2. C. Bock, 1:10:25.0. Recreational Male Under 18 14: 1. F. Grant, 0:33:26. 19-39: 1. T. Suit, 0:34:16); 2. S. Chase, 0:35:16; 3. T. Horn, 0:37:34. 40-49: 1. S. Menoyo, 0:37:00; 2. S. Bloomgarden, 0:38:08; 3. T. McKenna, 0:39:22. 50-59: 1. B. Hovnanian, 0:35:49; 2. C. Garcia, 0:37:25; 3. D. Moore, 0:40:07. 60 and over: 1. G. Coca-Mir, 0:34:44; 2. J. Bennett, 0:36:44; 3. R. Perkins, 0:38:42. 12-6 – Under 18 REC: 1. C. Garcia, Conrad Jr., 0:37:52; 2. C. Rush, 0:38:50; 3. D. Geiger, 0:44:31. 19-39: 1. K. Igneri, 0:34:15; 2. N. Uden, 0:34:27; 3. S. Pompa, 0:34:56. 40-49: 1. M. Kroeff, 0:35:33; 2. K. Beam, 0:37:55; 3. S. Crews, 0:39:20. 50-59: 1. T. Battle, 0:35:33; 2. M. Gibaldi, 0:37:07; 3. B. Blain, 0:37:22. 60 and over: 1. B. Whiddon, 0:34:17; 2. B. Hallock, 0:36:48; 3. S. Davis, 0:38:39. Female under 18: 1. T. Jalving, 0:38:17; 2. M. Faulkner, 0:44:32; 3. G. Marston, 0:44:36. 19-39: 1. A. Malinska, 0:37:15; 2. M. Trinidad, 0:38:45; 3. T. Brinkmann, 0:38:53. 40-49: 1. M. Cherry, 0:38:12; 2. W. Christensen, 0:41:22; 3. B. Sage, 0:41:44. 50-59: 1. C. Boeri, 0:36:40; 2. H. Gaines, 0:37:19; 3. S. Dillenburg, 0:40:22. Male 19-39 unlimited: 1. C. Campbell, 0:57:39. Male 40-49 other vessel: 1. D. Lutton, 0:38:23.

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