RICHMOND, Va. -- Nearly 18,000 runners braved frigid temperatures Saturday morning as they made their way through the River City taking part in the full marathon, half marathon or 8K.
The 40th annual Anthem Richmond Marathon looped through historic neighborhoods, along the James River and downhill to the finish line in the heart of the city.
Anthem Marathon Winners:
- Julius Koskei (2:19:44) of Kenya
- Bethany Sachtleben (2:39:00) of Alexandria, Virginia
Markel Richmond Half Marathon Winners:
- Benard Ngeno (1:03:41) of Kenya
- Firegenet Mandefiro (1:14:05) of Ethiopia
VCU Health 8k Winners:
- Craig Nowak (22:40) of Greenville, South Carolina
- Stephanie Garcia (25:39) of Greenville, South Carolina
The Richmond Marathon, dubbed “America’s Friendliest Marathon,” is one of the top 25 qualifying races runners participate in to qualify for Boston Marathon.
Registration for next year's marathon, scheduled for Nov. 10, 2018, is now open.