Valleyites compete in Seattle Marathon

Good Monday morning. One item of note as we get back to regular things out of the long holiday weekend.

Yesterday was a big day in local running, as over 5,000 runners from all over the United States and Canada converged on the streets of Seattle for the 2016 Seattle Marathon. Several of the competitors came from our community, and they all gave their best efforts in the races.

There were four different races being contested as part of the marathon, and Valleyites competed in all four. Snoqualmie residents swept the top local finishers in all of the races. The best of those results came in the full marathon run, consisting of the entire 26.2 mile course traversing Seattle streets and a round-trip across the I-90 floating bridge between the Emerald City and Mercer Island. Adam Krett finished 110th out of nearly 1,500 runners in that race, clocking three hours, 16 minutes and 58 seconds over that 26.2 miles.

Meanwhile, Michelle Temp took home the top local runner designation in the half-marathon walk, which consisted of competitors walking 13.1 miles (the entire course with the exception of the I-90 bridge and leg of the course south of the bridge to Seward Park). She clocked 3:26:35 to take 100th overall out of 320 entrants.

Johnelle Burkett led all Valleyites in the half-marathon run, which involved competitors running that previously noted 13.1 mile portion of the full course; she finished with a time of 1:40:41 which was good for 231st out of nearly 3,500 entrants.

Rounding it out, there was a division for walkers walking the entire 26.2 miles, and Snoqualmie’s Troy Huckle competed in this race, finishing 74th of 120 in that field to lead all locals with a time of 6:41:12. A long day to be sure, but a great accomplishment for him and all of the entrants in that particular field.

The marathon, sponsored by Amica Insurance, was first run in 1970 and finishes out the major local races on the calendar this year. RunSnoqualmie’s next local race is in the spring – the St. Patty’s Day 5K, being held in Snoqualmie March 18 of next year. Registration has not yet opened and probably won’t until after the first of the new year; for more information as that event approaches, log on to their website, which is at right in our news links.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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