Jared Ward (2:12:55) and Blake Russell (2:34:57) Win 2015 US Marathon Championships as Both Finish 3rd Overall at Asics LA

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by LetsRun.com
March 15, 2015

Jared Ward and Blake Russell have won the 2015 US Marathon Championships held as part of the Asica LA Marathon today. Ward and Russell were both third overall. Ward ran 2:12:55 and Russell 2:34:57. The overall winners were Kenyans Daniel Limo (2:10:34) and Ogla Kimaiyo (2:34:09).

American Ryan Hall went out aggressively but ended up a DNF: Ryan Hall DNFs at LA. Will he ever run a good marathon again?.

Chris Chavez caught up with Jared Ward and Matt Llano, who was the second American in 2:16:12 (an improvement of his 2:17:43 debut in Chicaco), for us after the race. Their interviews appear below.

Jared Ward after winning 2015 USA Title:

Matt Llano after finishing as 2nd American:

Chavez has a piece on the race on ESPN.com: LA Marathon notebook: Kenyans sweep; Ward wins U.S. title; Hall drops out.

Discuss the race on our fan forum: 2015 Official LA Marathon Thread.

Go USATF.tv for more coverage.

Top 10 Overall Men’s Results

Pos. Name City, State Bib Sex Age Pace Time Diff
1 DANIEL KIPROP LIMO (KEN) 8 M 31 4:58/mi 2:10:34.49 +0:00
2 LANI RUTTO (KEN) 13 M 25 5:03/mi 2:12:41.99 +2:07.50
31 JARED WARD PROVO, UT 19 M 26 5:04/mi 2:12:55.21 +2:20.72
41 EDWIN KIBET KOECH (KEN) 10 M 27 5:05/mi 2:13:34.65 +3:00.16
5 DAVID KEMBOI KIYENG (KEN) 3 M 31 5:10/mi 2:15:33.28 +4:58.79
6 MATT LLANO FLAGSTAFF, AZ 32 M 26 5:11/mi 2:16:12.29 +5:37.80
71 MIKE MORGAN ROCHESTER HILLS, MI 21 M 35 5:13/mi 2:16:55.28 +6:20.79
81 DANIEL TAPIA MAMMOTH LAKES, CA 22 M 28 5:13/mi 2:17:13.04 +6:38.55
9 MAX KING BEND, OR 23 M 35 5:14/mi 2:17:30.60 +6:56.11
10 STEPHAN SHAY HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA 29 M 29 5:16/mi 2:18:06.56 +7:32.07

Top 10 US Results via USATF.tv

Men’s Results

1    2:12:55  Jared Ward
2    2:16:12  Matt Llano
3    2:16:55  Mike Morgan
4    2:17:13  Daniel Tapia
5    2:17:30  Max King
6    2:18:06  Stephan Shay
7    2:19:40  Scott Smith
8    2:20:02  Sage Canaday
9    2:21:54  Patrick Rizzo
10  2:22:01  Carlos Trujillo

Top 10 Women’s Results

Pos. Name City, State Bib Sex Age Pace Time Diff
1 OGLA JERONO KIMAIYO (KEN) 106 F 26 5:52/mi 2:34:09.41 +0:00
2 NATALYA PUCHKOVA (RUS) 104 F 28 5:53/mi 2:34:32.34 +0:22.93
3 BLAKE RUSSELL PACIFIC GROVE, CA, CA 105 F 39 5:54/mi 2:34:56.68 +0:47.27
4 MAO KURODA (JPN) 135 F 25 5:54/mi 2:35:03.43 +0:54.02
5 HEATHER LIEBERG HELENA, MT 114 F 35 5:55/mi 2:35:31.25 +1:21.84
6 BRIANNE NELSON GOLDEN, CO 153 F 34 5:57/mi 2:36:06.43 +1:57.02
7 JODIE ROBERTSON MELVILLE, NY 115 F 30 5:57/mi 2:36:17.77 +2:08.36
8 REBECCA (BECKY) WADE HOUSTON, TX 108 F 26 6:00/mi 2:37:29.94 +3:20.53
9 KATHLEEN DICAMILLO PROVIDENCE, RI 120 F 28 6:01/mi 2:37:58.35 +3:48.94
10 LAUREN JIMISON MAMMOTH LAKES, CA 116 F 24 6:04/mi 2:39:15.51 +5:06.10

Top 10 US Women’s Results

1    2:34:57  Blake Russell
2    2:35:32  Heather Lieberg
3    2:36:07  Brianne Nelson
4    2:36:18  Jodie Robertson
5    2:37:30  Becky Wade
6    2:37:59  Katie Dicamillo
7    2:39:16  Lauren Jimison
8    2:41:50  Meghan Peyton
9    2:42:20  Sarah Cummings
10  2:42:29  Rachel Jaten


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