Lifestyle change leads to Springfield Marathon win(Springfield News Leader) Karl Gilpin won Saturday's Springfield Marathon in 2:34:42. The 23-year-old last May decided to change his lifestyle of partying and late nights and return to the running glory he enjoyed in college - spurred on in part the impending birth of his son. He quit smoking and lost 25 pounds.
News From: Sunday, December 2, 2001
Post-Race Review/ Results
Wegenka wins third straight Springfield Second Baptist Marathon(Springfield News Leader) Springfields Matt Wegenka won Saturday's Springfield Second Baptist Marathon for a third straight year, zipping through course in 2:30:27 and taking home a $1,000 purse. His time bettered last year's by about two minutes, but was still off his '99 time of 2:27.
Miho Ichikawa of Kyoto, Japan, set a new course record for the women with her 2:43:53 finish, which was fourth overall.