Valley runners compete in major Seattle marathon, and one has top-ten finish

A group of around 200 Valley residents were among nearly 12,000 runners that hit the streets of Seattle this past weekend for the Rock N’Roll Marathon, and there were some solid results.

Leading the local delegation was Snoqualmie resident Dale Peterson. He recorded a top-ten finish in the 26.2 mile marathon race on Sunday, which took runners all throughout Seattle, starting and ending at Seattle Center. Peterson finished in a strong time of two hours, 53 minutes, 23 seconds, and finished eighth overall out of the over 1,700 runners that competed in that race. Peterson finished 20 minutes behind the race winner, Joe Darda from Fort Worth, TX.

The top Valley entrant in the 5k race, which navigated a course around the Museum of Flight at Boeing Field in south Seattle on Saturday, was Duvall’s Drew Linerud. He took 28th clocking 20:21. Over 1,300 runners competed in this short-distance run.

Most of the almost 12,000 overall entrants – some 9,000 of them – competed in the half-marathon, which comprised a 13.1 mile course around Seattle on Sunday. Snoqualmie’s Austin Gappa led the Valley entrants in that race, taking 46th overall with a time of 1:26:05.

Other local communities also had strong representation. North Bend’s top runner was Anthony Olinde, who finished 185th in the 5k with a time of 25:43. Fall City’s Laureen Urcia-Sharpe took 315th in that race and led her community’s contingent clocking 28:54, and Carnation’s Lawrence Beck took 185th in the full marathon clocking 3:36:23 and leading his local group.

A congrats to all the entrants who participated and braved the wacky weather conditions on Saturday and Sunday for those runs.

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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