Rachel Hannah breaks course file at Indianapolis Marathon


It was a weekend to recollect for Rachel Hannah of Port Elgin, Ont., on the sixteenth annual Indianapolis Monumental Marathon on Saturday south of the border. Hannah gained the ladies’s marathon in a brand new course file time of two:35:17.

The 37-year-old marathoner led the race for many of the second half, however was caught by Elizabeth Bigelow of Twin Falls, Idaho, with two kilometres to go. Hannah pulled away from Bigelow within the closing kilometre to etch her identify and time within the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon file books.

Hannah broke the earlier file of two:35:36 by 19 seconds, which had stood since 2019. Bigelow additionally crossed the end line, surpassing the previous file, ending second in 2:35:33. Lucy Dobbs of Indianapolis took third place in 2:36:39.

Hannah talked about that she had meant to run the Twin Cities Marathon final month, however needed to alter her fall marathon plans after the race was cancelled on the final minute resulting from heat climate. She selected the close by Indianapolis Monumental Marathon due to its flat course and beneficial late-October climate.

“I’m pleased with this one,” Hannah wrote in her Strava put up. “Don’t surrender in your targets, my associates.”

Hannah holds a marathon private finest of two:32:09 from the 2016 Houston Marathon, however her time in Indianapolis marked her quickest time over the gap since 2016.

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New course file holders Rachel Hannah (left) and Lyle O’Brien (proper) on the 2023 Indianapolis Monumental Marathon. Photograph: Past Monumental/Fb

The boys’s course file was additionally damaged, by Lyle O’Brien of Boulder, Colo., who broke the tape in 2:15:41, beating the earlier file set in 2021 by virtually a minute.

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The 2023 occasion marked the eleventh consecutive sellout of the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, attracting practically 15,000 members from all 50 states and greater than 25 nations, together with Costa Rica, Canada, the U.Ok., France and Australia.

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