May 2, 2022
Rainy conditions didn’t stop Wesley Kiptoo and Caroline Rotich from winning the $10,000 top prize
PITTSBURGH, PA (May 1, 2022)/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Rainy conditions Sunday morning in the city of champions didn’t slow Kenyan runners Wesley Kiptoo and caroline rotich to break course records and win the $10,000 first prize at the 2022 UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon.
In the men’s race, Kiptoo and James Ngandu took an early lead in the first mile. They stayed neck and neck until the home stretch when Kiptoo broke the finisher’s tape in 1 hour, one minute and twenty-five seconds. Ngandu took second place, finishing just two seconds later. American Olympic marathon runner Jared Neighborhood finished third in 1:03:37.
“Today was my professional road racing debut,” Kiptoo said. “I will remember this race and the city of Pittsburgh forever. I want to thank the race organizers and sponsors for inviting me and making it all possible.
In the women’s race, Rotich broke the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon course record by 34 seconds clocking 1:09:30. American Olympic marathon runner Aliphine Tuliamukwho previously held the course record, took second place in 1:09:54, and Sarah Sellers finished third in 1:11:51.
“It’s great to win my first race in Pittsburgh,” Rotich said. “It was great to see everyone on the course and cheering on despite the rain. I can’t wait to be back!”
Visit www.thepittsburghmarathon.com/pages/results-pittsburgh-marathon for complete results, and click here for high-res images of today’s race winners.
1) Wesley Kiptoo (KEN), 1:01:25, $10,000
2) James Ngandu (KEN), 1:01:27, $6,000
3) Jared Ward (US/UT), 1:03:37, $4,000
4) Lawi Lalang (KEN), 1:03:43, $3,000
5) Aidan Reed (ETH), 1:05:12, $2,000
6) Abdi Abdirahman (USA/AZ), 1:05:35, $1,500
7) Nicholas Wolk (USA/Pennsylvania), 1:05:37, $1,000
8) Alex Monroe (US/CO), 1:05:48, $750
9) Colin Martin (USA/Pennsylvania), 1:06:11, $500
10) Will Cross (US/CO), 1:06:27, $250
1) Caroline Rotich (KEN), 1:09:30, $10,000
2) Aliphine Tuliamuk (USA), 1:09:54, $6,000
3) Sarah Seller (USA), 1:11:51, $4,000
4) Anna Dibaba (ETH), 1:14:07, $3,000
5) Alexis Zeis (USA/CO), 1:15:47, $2,000
6) Anne-Marie Comeau (Canada), 1:15:56, $1,500
7) Anne-Marie Blaney (USA/MI), 1:16:22, $1,000
8) Megan O’Neil (US/MI), 1:17:14, $750
9) Elizabeth Lagey (USA), 1:17:35, $500
10) Jordan Hasay (USA/California), 1:18:35, $250
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About the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Event Weekend
The Pittsburgh Marathon was held annually from 1985 to 2003. After a five-year hiatus, DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon was revived in 2009 and debuted with a full field of 10,000 participants. It has grown every year since, going from a simple race day to a weekend of events for the whole family that attracts nearly 40,000 runners each year.
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