East Kentucky Marathon features over 120 runners


Staff Report



Jamila Williams, who hails from Huntsville, Ala., carried the American Flag throughout the East Kentucky Marathon.


The East Kentucky Marathon awarded the world’s largest medals. Brandon Gayheart (Bulan) won the East Kentucky Marathon.


PRESTONSBURG – Over 120 runners from numerous states participated in the inaugural East Kentucky Marathon in Prestonsburg on Saturday. In addition to dozens of in-state runners, competitors from Massachusetts. Kansas, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, California, Florida, Georgia and Alabama raced in downtown Prestonsburg over the weekend.

Race director Brent Graden and volunteers produced a well-organized race as dozens of local runners turned out for the event.

Runners competed in a 10K, Half Marathon, Full Marathon and Kids Fun Run. The first half of the course was flat and fast while the second half took runners on a scenic route around Dewey Lake.

Money raised from the East Kentucky Marathon, which featured the world’s largest medal, went into a fund for the building of a new Floyd County Animal Shelter.

Full results from the East Kentucky Marathon are available online at the following link: https://runsignup.com/race/results/?raceId=15898#resultSetId-17063

The second East Kentucky Marathon will be held in October 2016.

Jamila Williams, who hails from Huntsville, Ala., carried the American Flag throughout the East Kentucky Marathon.
http://floydcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_image2.jpgJamila Williams, who hails from Huntsville, Ala., carried the American Flag throughout the East Kentucky Marathon.

The East Kentucky Marathon awarded the world’s largest medals. Brandon Gayheart (Bulan) won the East Kentucky Marathon.
http://floydcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_image1.jpgThe East Kentucky Marathon awarded the world’s largest medals. Brandon Gayheart (Bulan) won the East Kentucky Marathon.

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