Running | Michelob Ultra 13.1 Marathon

Close friends Dan Smith, Dan Martin finish first and second in Michelob Ultra 13.1 Marathon


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Running buddies Dan Smith, Dan Martin and Elliot Mason finished first, second and third, respectively at the Michelob Ultra 13.1 Marathon on Miami Beach.

Going along at an average pace of 5:30 per mile, Smith, 35, of North Bay Village, completed the 13.1-mile course in 1:11:56. Martin, 30, of Miami, finished in 1:13:04, just 37 seconds ahead of Mason, 35, of Miami. Brian Sharkey, the 26-year-old winner of last month’s Tropical 5K, placed fourth overall in 1:13:49.

Smith, a flower importer, once ran in college but after a few years off and taking care of a family he had a bit of a hiatus.

“I have run this course a few times and I like it, like this course,” Smith said. “It is a nice loop. What I like too is that you get a lot of straight-a-ways, and the causeways. I actually like the hills. I think it breaks it up a bit. I ran 1:07 for the half before I had kids — and a 2:28 in Boston.

“Once you have the kids and a fulltime job it gets a little tougher to train.”

According to race organizers, 2934 runners participated in the half-marathon and 5K.

Before dawn on a cool and breezy Sunday morning nearly 3,000 participants lined Ocean Drive and 10th Avenue for the Michelob Ultra 13.1 Marathon and 5K.

The three runners spend a lot of time training on the Rickenbacker Causeway which gave them an advantage crossing over the Julia Tuttle and MacArthur Causeways along the course, which circles around South Beach into the Design District to downtown, and back via South Point Park to the finish on Ocean Drive.

“We workout by Key Biscayne doing up and down hill repeats and that just prepares you,” said Smith, who took the lead on the Julia Tuttle Causeway.

Added Martin: “I kind of pushed him a little but then I slowed down. He picked it up and he kind of left after that.

“We do everything together. We are pretty much at the same.”

• Top finishers - 10K Results - Mens division - 1. Dan Smith 1:11:56, 2. Dan Martin 1:13:04, 3. Elliott Mason 1:13:41, 4. Bryan Sharkey 1:13:49, 5. Andres Zimeri 1:20:22, 6. Christian Oesch 1:20:27, 7. Wilson Shearin 1:22:22, 8. James Buchanan 1:22:32, 9. Igor Mitrevski 1:23:07, 10. Hans De Groot 1:23:54. Women’s division: 1. Leanda Cave 1:26:53, 2. Michela Santini 1:31:17, 3. Vivien Wollitz 1:33:50, 4. Emily Ganley 1:34:20, 5. Natalia Shelton 1:34:47, 6. Caryn Lubetsky 1:35:00, 7. Katherine Gunson 1:35:13, 8. Caterina Lancia 1:35:53, 9. Chelsea Koglmeier 1:35:58, 10. Michelle Chavez 1:36:26.

• 5K - Mens: 1. James Grufferty 16:00, 2. Alan Ortega 18:24, 3. Gerardo Castillo 19:07, 4. Ji Jun 19:09, 5. Ashy Kaviani 20:50, 6. Frederico Acevedo 20:51, 7. David Moore 20:59, 8. Alejandro Fierro 21:13, 9. Edward Hanson 21:22, 10. Rob Berlos 21:38. Women’s: 1. Kaisa Tyni 17:55, 2. Ann-Sophie Chalifoux 20:38, 3. Cristina Alvarez 20:50, 4. Karen Kennedy 20:55 , 5. Victoria Edwards 21:47, 6. Allison Fritz 23:11, 7. Claudine Lanthier 23:25, 8. Ana Kauffmann 23:55, 9. Cecilia Pietri 24:16, 10. Lara Nicole Van Deren 25:02.

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