Picturesque finale for Mayo Marathon

While cowboys traditionally ride off into the sunset, Mayo Marathon participants were running off into a spectacular one on Saturday evening. Vibrant pink skies welcomed 172 participants - 21 less than last year.

While cowboys traditionally ride off into the sunset, Mayo Marathon participants were running off into a spectacular one on Saturday evening.

Vibrant pink skies welcomed 172 participants – 21 less than last year – at the end of 16th annual race, which wrapped up around midnight.

First across the line in the marathon distance was Whitehorse’s Petr Polivka, moving up from a fifth place finish last year. Taking second and third were Whitehorse runners Leo Lobbestael and Daniel Atkin. (Whitehorse’s Simon Lapointe, who won the race the previous two years, took a pass on the event.)

The women’s marathon winner was Cynthia Witman from Walla Walla, Washington, who has run more than 100 marathons in her career. Taking second was Whitehorse’s Kristi Bane.

Witman was not the only seasoned veteran in the race; men’s fifth place finisher, Richard Holmes from Durham, North Carolina, has run more than 300 marathons in his life.

“He missed the breakfast on Sunday so he could go back to Whitehorse and catch a plane to do a another marathon in Oregon,” said organizer Greg Kent. “He organized the marathon in Nunavut just to say he ran a marathon in Nunavut.

“I think that’s his full-time gig, just running marathons. I think he runs one a week – or tries to.”

TOP-10 RESULTS:

Marathon males

1st Petr Polivka (Whitehorse) – 3:55:15

2nd Leo Lobbestael (Whitehorse) – 4:08:21

3rd Daniel Atkin (Whitehorse) – 4:17:55

4th Wayne Smyth (Whitehorse) – 4:24:14

5th Richard Holmes (Durham, NC) – 4:49:50

6th Al Tingley (St. Albert, AB) – 5:07:23

7th Peter Jickling (Whitehorse) – 5:19:23

Marathon females

1st Cynthia Witman (Walla Walla, WA) – 4:59:02

2nd Kristi Bane (Whitehorse) – 5:14:26

Half marathon males

1st Yanik Freeman (Whitehorse) – 1:30:48

2nd Greg Lane (Whitehorse) – 1:41:18

3rd Leif Austad (Whitehorse) – 1:48:01

4th Bradley Palvermacher (Whitehorse) – 1:48:52

5th Fraser Roberts (Whitehorse) – 1:50:13

6th Mark Pavlakovich (Whitehorse) – 1:51:48

7th Craig Mactavish (Edmonton) – 1:53:17

8th Matthew Sutherland (Whitehorse) – 1:56:42

9th Jess Staffen (Whitehorse) – 1:59:25

10th Rod D’Abramo (Whitehorse) – 2:06:59

Half marathon females

1st Kealy Sweet (Whitehorse) – 1:35:38

2nd Larra Daley (Whitehorse) – 1:35:50

3rd Susan Bogle (Whitehorse) – 1:37:31

4th Tedd Tucker (Whitehorse) – 1:52:39

5th Eva Slana (Whitehorse) – 1:52:59

6th Staci Kindervater (Whitehorse) – 1:53:40

7th Kelsey Bragg (Whitehorse) – 1:54:13

8th Wendy Tayler (Whitehorse) – 1:54:53

9th Sheila Merkley (Whitehorse) – 1:56:21

10th Carolyn Steelelane (Whitehorse) – 1:56:44

10 kilometre males

1st Matthias Bindig (Keno City) – 42:23

2nd Tyrell Hope (Whitehorse) – 49:04

3rd Evan Moffat (Whitehorse) – 50:27

4th Eli Pasquali (Whitehorse) – 52:15

5th Rob Jacob (Whitehorse) – 52:47

6th Joey Lavoie (Elsa) – 54:46

7th James Jones (Ennismore, ON) – 55:36

8th Brent Ristail (Whitehorse) – 55:46

9th John Thompson (Mayo) – 55:59

10th Jared Leary (Mayo) – 57:21

10 kilometre females

1st Emily Macht (Whitehorse) – 49:40

2nd Renee Legrow (Edmonton) – 51:39

3rd Wendy Cairns (Dawson) – 52:05

4th Ashten Staffen (Whitehorse) – 52:22

5th Allie Winton (Dawson) – 55:12

6th Katie Faulkner (Whitehorse) – 55:27

7th Shelley Brown (Dawson) – 56:26

8th Elaine Corden (Dawson) – 57:43

9th Katherine Penney (Elsa) – 58:47

10th Tanya Handel (Whitehorse) – 58:56

Five kilometre males

1st Dylan Cozens (Whitehorse) – 26:30

2nd Alex Therriault (Mayo) – 28:29

3rd Michael Kasprzak (Whitehorse) – 35:24

4th Kyle Taylor (Mayo) – 35:34

5th Nisha Dempsey (Whitehorse) – 38:49

6th Tyson Hope (Whitehorse) – 39:59

7th Trenten Hope (Whitehorse) – 40:11

8th Scott Therriault (Mayo) – 41:27 1

9th Damion Kasprzak (Whitehorse) – 43:53

10th Daniel Moses (Whitehorse) – 49:48

Five kilometre females

1st Lee Somerton (Whitehorse) – 31:14

2nd Larissa Atkin (Whitehorse) – 33:33

3rd Deven Bane (Whitehorse) – 33:45

4th Hannah Kingscote (Whitehorse) – 34:39

5th Megan Trites (Abbotsford, BC) – 39:29

6th Kadrienne Hummel (Mayo) – 40:46

7th Carol Richards (Whitehorse) – 40:58

8th Erica Trimble (Whitehorse) – 44:55

9th Jamie Hutton (Mayo) – 46:32

10th Jazmine Charette (Mayo) – 51:16

Contact Tom Patrick at

tomp@yukon-news.com

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