2010 Results

Michigan Running Club has strong representation at Detroit Marathon

Alex Carney finishes 7th overall in marathon debut

Meet: Detroit Free Press Marathon/ Half Marathon
Date: October 17, 2010
Location: Detroit, MI

A handful of MRunners tried their hands at the 13.1 and 26.2 mile distances, with fantastic results.  Six runners conquered the 26.2 mile challenge, four for the first time, while four raced the half marathon.  The race included several miles in Canada, and a trip across the ambassador bridge.

Alex Carney sparkled in his marathon debut, finishing 7th overall in the 3,231 person race.  His time was 2:43:35, 15 minutes behind the race winner, Jordan Desilets.  Thomas Yeh had a huge improvement, shaving about ten minutes off his previous best marathon for a time of 2:50:53, good for 17th place overall.   Garrett Carpenter also improved by ten minutes over his old marathon PR, finishing at 3:00:48.  Alex’s twin brother, Kevin Carney, finished in 3:17:42, while Matt Sienkiewicz (3:38:00) and John Bennett (3:40:39) also successfully completed their first marathon.

Jason Mahakian was the first MRun member to cross the finish line in the half marathon, finishing 19th overall out of over 8,500 finishers in 1:14:26.  Jimmy Adams followed closely behind him in 1:16:12.  Matt Harkreader (1:28:12) and Andy Scheffer (1:40:35) both ran strong as well.  Also of note, two MRun alumni (Bruce Kaczmarek, 9th in 1:12:42, and Matt Yacoub, 15th in 1:13:40) were in the top twenty overall.

These runners will undoubtedly take a well-deserved rest before resuming training for NIRCA nationals on November 13.

Alex Carney- 7th- 2:43:35
Thomas Yeh- 17th- 2:50:53
Garrett Carpenter- 47th- 3:00:48
Kevin Carney- 196th- 3:17:42
Matt Sienkiewicz- 571st- 3:38:00
John Bennett- 647th- 3:40:39

Half Marathon
Jason Mahakian- 19th- 1:14:26
Jimmy Adams- 22nd- 1:16:12
Matt Harkreader- 78th- 1:28:12
Andy Scheffer- 420th- 1:40:35