FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 17, 2002
Records Fall at 2002 Motorola Marathon
Top 20 U.S. Marathon Garners International Attention
AUSTIN, Texas, February 17, 2002, Andrzey Krzyscin and Marian Sutton were
the overall male and female winners Sunday at the 11th annual Motorola
Marathon in Austin, Texas. This year’s marathon hosted almost 6000
marathon runners including 800 relay teams.
The 38 year-old Sutton from Cornwall, England, shaved more than one
minute off the existing course record set a year ago (2:32:55), crossing
the tape at 2:31:43. Krzyscin, a 35 year-old from Poland finished with
a time of 2:12:10. The male Wheelchair division winner was 35 year-old
Saul Mendoza of Mexico, who was first to cross the finish line with a
time of 1:33:35. Additionally, Peter Fleming, 41, of Scotland, finished
first in the Masters division (age 40-49) with a time of 2:23:48.
Russia’s Alevtina Nauomova, with a time of 2:36:26 in the female Masters
division, broke the Motorola course record of 2:37:46, which she set in
Overall female winner Sutton returned from a two-year absence from
marathon competition. She said, "I had a personal time in mind, and
I beat it. The support throughout the race was superb, and I couldn’t
have asked for better weather."
"I felt I ran a really good race," said Kryscin, the overall
male winner. "I prepared on a similar course with lots of hills. I
was not out to beat my personal record but to win the race."
Participants in the 2002 Motorola Marathon included 98 elite runners from
more than 16 different countries, including: England, Morocco, Poland,
Russia and the United States.
The Motorola Marathon prize money purse totals $90,000 with $10,000 going
to both the overall male and overall female winners. As the prize money
has grown steadily from the $6,000 in 1992, the running times have come
down. Alberto Puente of Mexico won the first Motorola Marathon men's
race in 2 hours 24 minutes, a time which hasbeen whittled down over the
past 10 years to the 2:11:14 event record set by Mohamed Nazipov of
Russia last year. Marian Sutton’sperformance today beat Russia's Elena
Paramonova’s 2001 record of 2:32:56.
In addition to the Open division, the Motorola Marathon awarded prize
money to men and women in the Masters, Seniors, Veterans and Wheelchair
divisions. In total, awards will be presented to more than 30 age,
weight and special recognition divisions.
Category Name Time Age Origin
Overall Male Andrzey Krzyscin 2:12:10 35 Poland
Overall Female Marian Sutton 2:31:43 38 England
Wheelchair Male Saul Mendoza 1:33:35 35 Mexico
Wheelchair Female Rose Harper 4:28:01 52 Texas
Masters Male Peter Fleming 2:23:48 41 Scotland
Masters Female Alevtina Nauomova 2:36:26 41 Russia
Seniors Male Allen Boyce 2:47:31 51 Texas
Seniors Female Marilyn Stapleton 3:18:18 55 Colorado
Veterans Male Jim Cooke 2:59:59 61 Texas
Veterans Female Kathy Ryan 4:17:22 60 Oregon
Relay Males Club Austin 2:20:49 Texas
Relay Mixed Mizuno 2:28:30 Texas
Relay Females Court Wright 2:43:24 Texas
"Today the Motorola Marathon solidified itself as one of the best
and fastest marathons in the United States," said John Conley, race
director. "The athletes were prepared, and the volunteers were
enthusiastic. I’ve never seen this many personal records in one marathon;
it proves that Motorola is a great marathon for elite and everyday
In conjunction with the event, Motorola presented the United Way Capital
Area a check for $100,000 in addition to proceeds raised from the
ponsorship of the race’s 26 water stops in the amount of $21,000.
· The Motorola Marathon is a qualifying event for the 2003 Boston
Marathon as well as the 2004 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. It is also a
United States of America Track and Field (USATF) certified and
sanctioned, point to point course.
· Race time temperature was near perfect with a low of 41 degrees
Fahrenheit and when the first male runner crossed the finish line, the
temperature was near 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
· The 2002 Marathon hosted 5,586 marathon runners and 800 two-person
· The race utilizes a variety of technologies, enables by Motorola
semiconductors, including: digital photography, timing systems, data
management and computing systems, global positioning devices, wireless
communications, two-way radios and in-vehicle controllers for automotive
· The Motorola Marathon has an economic impact on the Austin community of
approximately $2.8 million, according to the Greater Austin Chamber of
· An estimated 15,000 people attended the Motorola Marathon Race Expo.
· Logistically, the Motorola Marathon requires: 12,000 – 14,000 gallons
of water, 300,000 cups, 30 pounds of petroleum jelly, 225 portable
toilets, 2,000 tongue depressers, 1,500 rolls of toilet paper, 10 cartons
of aspirin, 485 tables, 300 chairs, 10 170K BTU heaters, 2 60kWh
electrical generators, 25 tents and 8,000 feet of fencing.
To make the race one of the most runner-oriented, comfortable marathons
in the country, thousands of volunteers from Motorola, race sponsors and
the Austin community were on hand to offer race participants numerous
on-course amenities, including highly visible mile markers; comfort
stations at every mile with water, Gatorade, and ice; Runner’s World pacing
groups; split timers at 5K intervals;shuttle service between the
start and finish lines; 90% complete road closure with police protection
at major intersections; police escorts for leaders and bicycle escorts
for wheelchair participants;portable restroom facilities; medical aid
throughout the course and massage therapy at the finish line; and
clothing transport from start line and relay exchanges to the finish line
Generous support for the Motorola Marathon has been contributed by a
number of sponsors, including the following platinum-level sponsors:
RunTex, Austin Parks and Recreation, Barton Creek Resort and Conference
Center, HEB, Gatorade™, KXAN-TV, 107.1 KGSR Radio, Mizuno and Seton
Additional information on the Motorola Marathon is available at