Arkansan wins Air Force marathon
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — James Bresette of Clinton, Ark., won the United States Air Force Marathon on Saturday, edging Hendrik Van Loon of Ramstein Air Base, Germany, by four seconds.
Bresett finished the 26-mile, 385-yard race in 2 hours, 40 minutes, 55 seconds on a cool morning under a clear sky. Chuck Engle of Clinton, Mich., was third in 2:41:38.
Jill Metzger of Ramstein Air Base, Germany, repeated as the women’s champion in 3:06:06. Second place went to Shannon Moon of Mount Orab, Ohio, in 3:17:07, with Kelly Tuinstra of Beavercreek, Ohio, third in 3:20:04.
More than 3,800 runners from 48 states and 10 countries ran in the event, which included a half-marathon, a 5-kilometer race and a relay.
The race drew approximately 2,000 spectators, according to organizers, who were assisted by more than 1,800 volunteers.
U.S. Air Force Marathon
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Top finishers from Saturday’s 8th Annual United States Air Force Marathon:
Men’s marathon: 1. James Bresette, Clinton, Ark., 2 hours, 40 minutes, 55 seconds. 2. Hendrik Van Loon, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, 2:40:59. 3. Chuck Engle, Clinton, Mich., 3:41:38.Women’s marathon: 1. Jill Metzger, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, 3:06:06. 2. Shannon Moon, Mount Orab, Ohio, 3:17:07. 3. Kelly Tuinstra, Beavercreek, Ohio, 3:20:04.Men’s wheelchair: 1. Grant Berthiaume, Grand Rapids, Mich., 2:09:11.Women’s wheelchair: 1. Holly Koester, Walton Hills, Ohio, 3:19:37.Relay: 1. Recce 1, 2:24:04. 2. Stars and Stripes, 2:38:07. 3. AETC, 2:39:46.Men’s half-marathon: 1. Mark Stidham, Austin, Ind., 1:20:21. 2. Eric Petersen, Holladay, Utah, 1:20:38. 3. Gregory Sierschula, Dayton, Ohio, 1:20:48.Women’s half-marathon: 1. Charlotte Anne Chumlea, Springfield, Ohio, 1:27:16. 2. Teri Ewert, Beavercreek, Ohio, 1:29:50. 3. Fe Lobo-Menendez, San Antonio, Texas, 1:30:07.Men’s 5-kilometer: 1. Jimmie Haager, Camden, Ohio, 16:52. 2. Brian Frederickson, Beavercreek, Ohio, 17:06. 3. Matthew Nyholm, West Carrollton, Ohio, 18:25.Women’s 5-kilometer: 1. Leslie Steckbeck, Sherwood, Ark., 20:18. 2. Amy Gibson, Asheville, N.C., 20:56. 3. Melissa Kimbler, Dayton, Ohio, 21:01.