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RUDYK WINS UNITED TECHNOLOGIES GREATER HARTFORD MARATHON
HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 14, 2006 - Mykolai Rudyk of Ukraine won the 13th
annual United Technologies Greater Hartford Marathon today with a time of
2:18:39. The wining time was off the course record of 2:16:34 set last
year by Moses Kemboi.
"I'm very happy that I finished the marathon and won," said Rudyk, who was
running his first marathon in two years after suffering a hamstring injury.
"I worked hard to make it to this marathon."
Jonathan Ndambuki of Kenya finished second with a time of 2:18:41.
Zintu Meaza of Ethiopia placed third with a time of 2:18:56. Meaza won the
2004 United Technologies Greater Hartford Marathon in a time of 2:18:50.
Anastasiya Padalinskaya of Belarus won the women's race with a time of
2:38:46. The time was off the course record of 2:33:29 set in 2003 by
Ramilia Burangulova. Padalinskaya was followed by Alena Vinitskaya, also
of Belarus, in a time of 2:39:20. Alevtina Naoumova of Russia placed third
with a time of 2:43:31.
Michael Green of Atlanta, Georgia, won the half marathon with a time of
1:05:25. Green's time was off the course record of 1:03:36 set in 1999 by
Benedict Ako. Deresse Deniboba of Ethiopia came in second at 1:05:47, and
Joshua Kemie of Torrington, Connecticut, placed third at 1:07:22.
Heather Webster of Honeoye Falls, New York, won the women's half marathon
with a time of 1:19:52. The women's course record of 1:15:11 was set in
2002 by Jackline Torori. Athena Countouriotis of Hartford, Connecticut,
placed second at a time of 1:27:30, and Maureen Burns of Hampden,
Massachusetts, placed third at 1:28:27.
Sean Connolly of Ireland won the 5K race with a time of 15:04. The course
record of 15:03 was set in 2001 and 2003 by Eric Nedeau. Mark Miller of
Keene, New Hampshire, placed second with a time of 15:06, and Adam Ambrus
of Shamong, New Jersey, came in third with a time of 15:09.
Tatyana Pozdnyakova of Ukraine won the women's 5K with a time of 18:07.
The course record of 16:47 was set in 2003 by Amy Nedeau. Brandee Boice of
Holyoke, Massachusetts, came in second at 18:31, and Kristen Kemp of
Cranston, Rhode Island, placed third with a time of 20:44.
The Hartford Marathon Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit organization
founded in 1994 to create and manage fitness events to benefit the Greater
Hartford community. Located in Glastonbury, Connecticut, the Hartford
Marathon Foundation organizes more than 15 annual running events, including
the United Technologies Greater Hartford Marathon. For more information on
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