Local runners compete in Seattle Marathon

Good Tuesday morning. Got a little something for you on this Tuesday.

Runners from the Snoqualmie Valley on Sunday competed against an international field of competitors at the Seattle Marathon.

Valley competitors competed in all four divisions of the event – walks and runs at both the full marathon (26.2 mile) and half marathon (13.1 mile) distances. In the full divisions, Fall City’s Jon Gendro led the locals in the actual 26.2 mile full marathon run, clocking four hours, 22 minutes, 45 seconds and finished in the middle of the pack, taking 783rd out of just over 1,400 entrants in that race. There was a full walk offered as well, and 43 entrants competed in that race. Among those was Troy Huckle of Snoqualmie, and he walked the full course in just under nine hours, good for 42nd overall.

In the half races, North Benders led the Valley athletes. Brendon Johnson had a solid finish in the run, clocking 1:32:20 and taking 123rd out of over 3,100 runners in that event, and Cindy Dupuy clocked 3:06:13 to take a strong 54th out of 279 entrants in the walk.

All of these entrants and other Valleyites who competed raced against a field that included runners primarily from the U.S. and Canada, but also drew racers from Mexico, Europe and as far away as Chile and the Ukraine.

The course traversed streets in and around Seattle.

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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