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Winners Announced for 2021 Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam®

Louisville, Ky. – October 16, 2021 – With more than 2,200 registered participants, the Louisville Sports Commission’s Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam® went off this morning under cool, sunny skies at race start.

Ali Faraji-Tajrishi of Louisville, Ky., won the men’s half marathon in a time of 1:14:34, edging second-place finisher Kyle Bowling of Louisville, Ky., who clocked a time of 1:15:20. Faraji-Tajrishi also won the 2019 UBHM.

Shelby Watkins of Carlisle, Ky., won the women’s half marathon in 1:29:26, barely edging out Tracy Green, of Louisville, Ky., who finished in 1:29:44.

The top finishers in the 2021 Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam®:

MEN’S DIVISION
First Place: Ali Faraji-Tajrishi of Louisville, Ky., with a time of 1:14:34
Second Place: Kyle Bowling of Louisville, Ky., with a time of 1:15:20
Third Place: Andrew Carnes of Louisville, Ky., with a time of 1:16:13

WOMEN’S DIVISION
First Place: Shelby Watkins of Carlisle, Ky., with a time of 1:29:26
Second Place: Tracy Green, of Louisville, Ky., with a time of 1:29:44
Third Place: Gretchen Rose, of Louisville, Ky., with a time of 1:30:19

Complete race results can be found by logging onto www.urbanbourbonhalf.com/results-2/.

Contributing sponsors of the 2021 Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam®: Alpha Media | 99.7 DJX, Bearno’s Pizza, Falls City Beer, Fleet Feet Louisville, Fourth Street Live Entertainment District!, Galt House Hotel, Powerade and Sternberg Truck & Van Rental.

Race support was provided by UofL Health and Louisville Water Company