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22-Year-Old Rookie Wins Hartford Marathon






Westchester Track Club (NY) teammates Solomon Too and
frontrunning Folisho Tuko would exchange places at 22 miles with Too racing to
a PR 2:21:03 and Tuko following in 2:21:33.

 

Defending champion Michael Wardian, who’d been dropped by
Dan Vassallo (MA) and Justin Fyffe (VT) halfway into the race, caught back up
at 22 miles and then chased the lead duo.

 

“I knew (Too) was basically a 2:24 guy but he ran much
better than that today. I should have started moving earlier but that’s what
makes the marathon so interesting, it’s a bit of a guessing game,” said
Wardian, who arrived third in 2:22:18‰ÛÓover two minutes faster than when he won
in 2010.

 

The women’s race went to 22 year-old Erica Jesseman of
Scarborough, ME in her inaugural marathon. “I took a chance,” said Jesseman
after leaving Albany, NY’s Ashley Gorr and Dover, NH’s Lesley Hocking at 11
miles.

 

Jesseman would bag the Olympic Trials qualifier (2:46) in
2:45-flat with Gorr also achieving the standard in 2:45:31. Hocking would run a
PR 2:48:04.

 

In the half marathon, New Zealand Olympian Kim Smith
(Providence, RI) broke her own course record of 1:11:32 in 1:11:18 in a final
tune-up before the NYC Marathon.

 

Former Iona runner Mathew Kiplagat won the men’s race in
1:06:23. Battling a leg twinge, Andover’s Nate Jenkins pulled in second at 1:08:16.

 

Top 25 below (much more in the mag, NATCH!)
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18th Annual ING HARTFORD MARATHON
October 15, 2011 Marathon (USATF Certified #CT11024JHP) Hartford, CT
Timing by Granite State Race Services www.gsrs.com (see our Calendar of Races)
Send corrections to: bt@gsrs.com
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MARATHON FINAL RESULTS
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Place Divpl Tot Div Half Pace 20m Pace Guntime Nettime Pace Race# Name Ag S Hometown
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1 / M2529 1:07:16 5:09 1:45:48 5:18 2:21:03 2:21:03 5:23 31 Solomon Too 27 M High Falls NY
2 / M2529 1:06:40 5:06 1:45:12 5:16 2:21:33 2:21:33 5:24 32 Folisho Tuko 25 M High Falls NY
3 / M3539 1:08:02 5:12 1:46:56 5:21 2:22:18* 2:22:18 5:26 1 Michael Wardian 37 M Arlington
4 / M2529 1:47:57 5:24 2:23:10 2:23:10 5:28 34 Daniel Vassallo 26 M Wilmington MA
5 / M3034 1:07:55 5:12 1:46:58 5:21 2:26:01 2:26:01 5:35 9 Justin Fyffe 31 M East Dummenston VT
6 / M2529 1:09:15 5:18 1:49:29 5:29 2:26:41 2:26:41 5:36 23 Patrick Moulton 29 M Providence RI
7 / M2529 1:11:20 5:27 1:52:02 5:37 2:30:02 2:30:02 5:44 7 Mike Fisher 27 M Brookline MA
8 / M2529 1:10:27 5:23 1:51:52 5:36 2:30:19 2:30:19 5:44 21 Scott Mindel 25 M New London CT
9 1/ 83 M2024 1:50:46 5:33 2:32:03 2:32:03 5:48 28 William Sanders 24 M Wethersfield CT
10 1/139 M2529 1:09:55 5:21 1:55:02 5:46 2:32:42 2:32:42 5:50 10 Robert Gomez 28 M Saco ME
11 / M4044 1:13:16 5:36 1:55:47 5:48 2:35:47 2:35:47 5:57 26 Keven O'Neil 41 M North Kingstown RI
12 / M4044 1:15:46 5:47 1:59:38 5:59 2:38:56 2:38:55 6:04 27 Jason Porter 41 M Bedford NH
13 1/171 M3539 1:13:14 5:36 1:55:43 5:48 2:39:24 2:39:23 6:05 1351 Sebastien Roulier 37 M Sherbrooke QC
14 / M4044 1:15:14 5:45 2:40:09 2:40:08 6:07 24 Timothy Murphy 40 M Ronkonkoma NY
15 2/ 83 M2024 1:11:07 5:26 1:57:33 5:53 2:42:45 2:42:45 6:13 6 Joseph Darda 24 M Willimantic CT
16 1/165 M3034 1:15:13 5:45 1:58:55 5:57 2:43:00 2:42:59 6:13 53 Shaun McGrath 32 M Lynbrook NY
17 2/139 M2529 1:15:13 5:45 1:58:55 5:57 2:43:00 2:42:59 6:13 19 Dan McGrath 28 M Sunnyside NY
18 2/171 M3539 1:13:02 5:35 1:56:29 5:50 2:44:06 2:44:06 6:16 8 Patrick Fournier 35 M Rome ME
19 3/ 83 M2024 1:17:48 5:57 2:02:29 6:08 2:44:56 2:44:54 6:18 2498 Will Guzick 23 M New York NY
20 / F2024 1:20:02 6:07 2:03:45 6:12 2:45:00 2:45:00 6:18 398 Erica Jesseman 22 F Scarborough ME
21 2/165 M3034 1:19:50 6:06 2:04:50 6:15 2:45:24 2:45:22 6:19 2405 P.J. Deschenes 34 M New York NY
22 / F2024 2:45:31 2:45:31 6:19 11 Ashley Gorr 24 F Wellfleet MA
23 1/242 M4044 1:20:02 6:07 2:05:14 6:16 2:46:36 2:46:35 6:22 2495 Michael Dolan 44 M Hamden CT
24 / F3034 1:20:33 6:09 2:06:05 6:19 2:48:04 2:48:04 6:25 13 Lesley Hocking 31 F Dover NH
25 3/165 M3034 1:20:34 6:09 2:48:07 2:48:07 6:25 51 Daniel Hocking 32 M Dover NH

 

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