Winners Announced for 2018 Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam®
Louisville, Ky. – October 20, 2018 – With more than 3,800 registered participants, the Louisville Sports Commission’s Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam® went off this morning under cool, cloudy skies at race start.
Zack Beavin of Lexington, Ky., won the men’s half marathon in a time of 1:12:17, barely edging out second-place finisher Adam Togami, of New Albany, Ind., who clocked a time of 1:12:44. Beavin ran 10 miles immediately prior to the beginning of today’s race as part of his training for the California International Marathon, which acts as the U.S. Marathon Championships.
Sarah Bishop of Dayton, Ohio, won the women’s half marathon in 1:21:09, beating Angela Matthews of Westland, Mich., who finished in 1:23:03. This was Bishop’s first time running the Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam®; she also has qualified for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in 2020.
In the Team Challenge, the Professional Carb Loaders team was the female team winner with an average time of 2:26:24; and the Audubon Running Club team was the co-ed team winner with an average time of 1:24:41.
The top finishers in the 2018 Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam:
- First Place: Zach Beavin of Lexington, Ky., with a time of 1:12:17
- Second Place: Adam Togami of New Albany, Ind., with a time of 1:12:44
- Third Place: Anthony Kuntz of Elizabethtown, Ky., with a time of 1:15:39
- First Place: Sarah Bishop of Dayton, Ohio, with a time of 1:21:09
- Second Place: Angela Matthews of Westland, Mich., with a time of 1:23:03
- Third Place: Clare Schrodt of Louisville, Ky., with a time of 1:24:50
Complete race results can be found by logging onto www.urbanbourbonhalf.com/results-2/.
Contributing sponsors of the 2018 Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam®: Bandy Carroll Hellige, Bearno’s Pizza, COIT Cleaning and Restoration Services, Falls City Beer, Fleet Feet Louisville, Fourth Street Live Entertainment District!, Galt House Hotel, Outfront Media, Sternberg Truck & Van Rental, TruMoo Chocolate Milk, USA Image, vitaminwater and WDRB Media.
Race support was provided by KentuckyOne Health and Louisville Water Company.