The Mercedes Marathon and Half-Marathon took place in Birmingham Sunday morning.
A substantial slate of North Alabama runners participated with an impressive number of those bringing home awards.
In the marathon, overall winner was David Cheruiyot, 38, of Las Cruces, NM, who finished in 2:23:25. First female was Jessica Jacobs, 32, of 2:54:58, of Maylene, AL, who finished fifth overall in 2:54:58.
Dink Taylor, 43, of Hampton Cove, AL, took the masters title, finishing 12th overall in 3:01:29. Female master was Katharine Edmonds, 48, of Birmingham, AL, in 3:18:43.
In addition to Taylor, other North Alabama award winners in the marathon were:
Tyrone Harris, 29, of Athens, who finished third overall in 2:40:07;
Mark Fisher, 18, of Huntsville, 2:56:27 -- first in age group
Christie Thigpen, 33, of Florence, 3:26:40 -- first in age group
Robert Youngren, 34, of Huntsville, 3:01:22 -- first in age group
Sandra Lynch, 39, of Florence, 3:23:49 -- second in age group
John Aikin, 55, of Florence, 3:30:35 -- second in age group
Dick Franklin, 62, of Huntsville -- 3:37:00 -- third in age group
Finishers in the half-marathon who brought awards back home to North Alabama include:
April Brass, 40, of Rainbow City, 1:41:08 -- third in age group
Tim Vinson, 44, of Madison, 1:26:11 -- third in age group
Paul Legrand, 58, of Huntsville, 1:34:50 -- second in age group
For a complete results listing from Sunday's races, click here.
North Alabama Runner will publish an additional post later today with a complete listing of North Alabama finishers.