Daniel Kemoi, Rosie Edwards Take Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon in Duluth Debut
Both Kemoi and Edwards bring home their first half-marathon victory in their first attempt in Duluth.
DULUTH, Minn.- The Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon saw a couple of newcomers cross the finish line out front to claim the victory.
In the men’s field Daniel Kemboi finished in just over one hour. He was less than a minute from the event record pace, claiming his third first place victory this year.
For the ladies, Rosie Edwards also in her first Duluth half-marathon finished just 15 seconds ahead of the runner-up. She crossed the finish line at one hour and 12 minutes, matching her personal record.
“I was a little bit short of what I was shooting for today, I was trying to run around 1:11 and I ran 1:12 but I was close enough and I gave it what I could today so that was where I was at but I was happy with my effort,” says Edwards.
“You try to go and then nobody is responding, and you’re like this race I can win so you build morale and then you will win,” says Kemoi.
Of the 7,014 official starters, 99 percent finished the race.