Top Results 2012 US Half Marathon Championships: Goucher and Abdi Win

By LetsRun.com
June 16, 2012

Top results of the 2012 US Half Marathon Championships in Duluth, Minnesota, which were part of Grandma's Marathon weekend, are below.

On the men's side, Abdi Abdirahman who already has qualified for his 4th US Olympic team in the marathon got the win over Brett Gotcher, fifth at the US Olympic Marathon Trials. US Master's ace Kevin Castille ran 1:06:02.

On the women's side, 2012 US Olympic Marathoner Kara Goucher won her final half-marathon tune-up before the Olympics in her home state of Minnesota. The runner-up was Stotan Racing's Maegan Krifchin. For more on Krifchin click here. 15 year old Alana Hadley ran 1:16:59, but that's not even as fast as her age group record of 1:16:36.

1 Abdi Abdirahman 35 Tucson AZ 1:02:46 $12000
2 Brett Gotcher 27 Flagstaff AZ 1:02:49 $8000
3 Ian Burrell 27 Tucson AZ 1:02:51 $5000
4 Michael Eaton 25 Bowling Green KY 1:03:16 $4000
5 Timothy Ritchie 24 Brighton MA 1:03:57 $3000
6 Mike Morgan 32 Rochester Hills MI 1:04:08 $2000
7 Jason Hartmann 31 Boulder CO 1:04:18 $1500
8 Patrick Rizzo 28 Boulder CO 1:04:20 $1000
9 Nicholas Arciniaga 28 Flagstaff AZ 1:04:26 $800
10 Michael Reneau 34 St Paul MN 1:04:37 $700
11 Matt Gabrielson 33 St Louis Park MN 1:04:42 $500
12 Joe Moore 28 Minneapolis MN 1:04:43 $250
13 Jimmy Grabow 27 Running Springs CA 1:04:53  
14 Zachary Hine 24 Lakewood CO 1:05:01  
15 Scott Wietecha 30 Hendersonville TN 1:05:02  
16 Craig Curley 23 Tucson AZ 1:05:10  
17 Jeremy Criscione 24 Bartow FL 1:05:12  
18 Stephan Shay 26 Huntington Beach CA 1:05:16  
19 Josh Moen 30 Eden Prairie MN 1:05:25  
20 Ricky Flynn 24 Lynchburg VA 1:05:28  
21 Jason Ordway 24 Bellbrook OH 1:05:29  
22 Matthew Llano 23 Minneapolis MN 1:05:38  
23 Tyler Sigl 26 Green Bay WI 1:05:48  
24 Eric Loeffler 35 Fargo ND 1:06:00  
25 Joshua Eberly 31 Gunnison CO 1:06:01  
26 Kevin Castille 40 Nicholasville KY 1:06:02  
27 Jake Krong 28 Salt Lake City UT 1:06:02  

*Full Results here

Women's Results
On the women's side, 2012 US Olympic Marathoner Kara Goucher won her final half-marathon tune-up before the Olympics in her home state of Minnesota. The runner-up was Stotan Racing's Maegan Krifchin. For more on Krifchin click here. 15 year old Alana Hadley ran 1:16:59, but that's not even as fast as her age group record of 1:16:36.

1 Kara Goucher 33 Portland OR 1:09:46 $12000
2 Maegan Krifchin 24 Dewitt NY 1:10:56 $8000
3 Michelle Frey 30 Minneapolis MN 1:11:45 $5000
4 Melissa Johnson-White 31 Orion Township MI 1:12:05 $4000
5 Alvina Begay 31 Flagstaff AZ 1:12:25 $3000
6 Emily Brown 27 Minnetonka MN 1:12:44 $2000
7 Wendy Thomas 33 Windsor CO 1:12:56 $1500
8 Jeannette Faber 30 Portland OR 1:13:27 $1000
9 Stephanie Pezzullo 30 Charlotte NC 1:13:43 $800
10 Lindsey Scherf 25 Fayetteville NC 1:14:03 $700
11 Sheri Piers 41 Falmouth ME 1:14:19 $500
12 Brianne Nelson 31 Fort Collins CO 1:14:29 $250
13 Nuta Olaru 41 Longmont CO 1:14:43  
14 Erin Vergara 31 Indianapolis IN 1:14:45  
15 Mattie Suver 24 Jelm WY 1:14:49  
16 Allison Mendez 23 Austin TX 1:15:28  
17 Rachel Booth 31 Mandeville LA 1:15:30  
18 Yiou Wang 27 Mill Valley CA 1:15:40  
19 Mary Akor 35 Hawthorne CA 1:15:49  
20 Loretta Kilmer 29 Waldorf MD 1:15:52  
21 Kim Robinson 29 Bloomington MN 1:16:05  
22 Brooke Wells 27 San Francisco CA 1:16:19  
23 Ladia Albertson-Junkans 26 Minneapolis MN 1:16:22  
24 Raquel Stucky 36 Pretty Prairie KS 1:16:24  
25 Katherine Newberry 33 Ann Arbor MI 1:16:29  
26 Heidi Westover 31 Walpole NH 1:16:30  
27 Laurie Knowles 34 Atlanta GA 1:16:41  
28 Kristina Vegh 28 Flagstaff AZ 1:16:43  
29 Alana Hadley 15 Charlotte NC 1:16:59  

*Full Results here

*The USA Running Circuit site will  have more post-race coverage.

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