Congratulations to the champions!
Here they are – the winner of the men’s, women’s and wheelchair divisions of the Disneyland Half Marathon. They received their medals Sunday after the race.
Paul Ngeny, 31, of Auburn, Calif., led a record field of more than 14,000 runners at the fifth annual Disneyland Half Marathon, crossing the finish line first with a time of 1:07:24, beating the fastest Disneyland Half Marathon time by 41 seconds.
Rachel Booth, 29, of Mountain View, Calif., claimed the title of 2010 women’s champion with a time of 1:15:19, beating the fastest women’s finisher time in the history of the Disneyland Half Marathon by 00:04:04. Booth, who performed better than she expected, finished just 18 seconds off of an Olympic trial qualifier time.
Scott Parson, 51 of San Jose, Calif., (00:56:46), was the male wheelchair winner and Sandi Rush, 49, of Oceanside, Calif., (1:15:32), won the women’s wheelchair division.
The 2011 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend is scheduled for Sept. 2-4, 2011. Registration for the half marathon is scheduled to open on Jan. 3, 2011.
Please join me in congratulating these athletes!