Campbell and Nunn Take Top Honors at Atlanta Half Marathon

November 22, 2012

Atlanta, November 22, 2012 – Over 12,800 runners and walkers kicked off Thanksgiving morning at the 2012 Atlanta Half Marathon events on Thursday, November 22, making it one of the largest participant fields in the event’s history.  Along with the Atlanta Half Marathon, the Thanksgiving Day event featured the Thanksgiving Day 5K, the Mashed Potato Mile for children ages 7 to 12 and the Gravy Gallop for kids ages 6 and under.

“The Atlanta Half Marathon events really bring the Atlanta Track Club’s mission of inspiring and engaging the community to achieve health and fitness through running to life,” said Tracey Russell, Executive Director of the Atlanta Track Club.  “It’s truly inspiring to see so many families and friends come together to kick off their holiday in a healthy and active way.”

Near-perfect running conditions contributed to a personal record for Atlanta Half Marathon first place finisher, Wallace Campbell, 26, of Clemson, S.C., who finished with a time of 1:08:10, more than a minute ahead of second place finisher, Jared Carson, 26, of Atlanta.  Campbell took the lead just past mile three, and maintained his lead through the finish.   In the women’s race, Molly Nunn, 29, of Winston Salem, N.C., took top honors with a time of 1:21:31, more than a minute and a half ahead of second place finisher, Abbie Robinson, 22, of Douglasville, Ga.

Michael Conway, 20, of West Hartford, Ct., took home a victory in the men’s division of the Thanksgiving Day 5K with a time of 15:14, while Jenny Turner, 27, of Sandy Springs, Ga. won the women’s division with a time of 18:28.  2012 marked the third running of the Thanksgiving Day 5K.

Five hundred kids participated in the Mashed Potato Mile and Gravy Gallop, a record number for the youth portion of the Thanksgiving Day events.
Complete results for the 2012 Atlanta Half Marathon and Thanksgiving Day 5K are posted at atlantahalfmarathon.org.

2012 Atlanta Half Marathon Top Finishers

 

Overall Male

Place Name Age City, State Time
1 Wallace Campbell 26 Clemson, S.C. 1:08:10
2 Jared Carson 26 Atlanta, Ga. 1:10:23
3 Andrew Heath 28 Atlanta, Ga. 1:11:37
4 Clay Watson 19 Norcross, Ga. 1:13:22
5 David Dixon 20 Cleveland Heights, Ohio 1:13:48

 

Overall Female

Place Name Age City, State Time
1 Molly Nunn 29 Winston Salem, N.C. 1:21:31
2 Abbie Robinson 22 Douglasville, Ga. 1:23:16
3 Jessica Cohen 31 Atlanta, Ga. 1:27:51
4 Sophie Harkins 20 Dunwoody, Ga. 1:28:33
5 Dara Steele-Belkin 38 Atlanta, Ga. 1:28:45

 

Masters Male

Place Name Age City, State Time
1 Scott Lowe 41 Canton, Ga. 1:17:03
2 Lucas Andrews 43 Atlanta, Ga. 1:17:09
3 Avelino Garcia 43 Atlanta, Ga. 1:19:33

 

Masters Female

Place Name Age City, State Time
1 Sue Kelly 51 Alpharetta, Ga. 1:33:26
2 Barbara Chandler 49 Atlanta, Ga. 1:33:52
3 Danette Betts 48 Alpharetta, Ga. 1:34:20

 

2012 Thanksgiving Day 5K Top Finishers

 

Overall Male

Place Name Age City, State Time
1 Michael Conway 20 West Hartford, Conn. 15:14

 

Overall Female

Place Name Age City, State Time
1 Jenny Turner 27 Sandy Springs, Ga. 18:28

 

Masters Male

Place Name Age City, State Time
1 Michael Murfee 51 College Park, Ga. 19:45

 

Masters Female

Place Name Age City, State Time
1 Kelly Walsh 42 Decatur, Ga. 20:59