RESULTS OF THE 12-12-12 MARATHON OF SARASOTA
Justin Gillette, 29, of Goshen, IN became the repeat winner of the 12-12-12 Marathon of Sarasota. This year, due to the extreme heat and humidity his finishing time of 2:57.39 was well off his record of 2:34.40 set in 2011.
The female champion was Jul Goldstein, 35, of Vero Beach, FL. She finished in a time of 3:52.32 and marked the first time she has been an event's female champion.
The men's half marathon was won by Jim Blake, 27, Tampa, FL, in a time of 1:49.21, just 31 seconds in front of runner-up Steve Martin, 42, Sarasota, FL.
The female half marathon champion, Marlee Meshbesher, 53, was the oldest female half marathon runner and travelled all the way from Eden Prarie, MN. Her winning time was 1:54.07
Course: The course [LINK] is comprised of 58.72 laps of an approximate 0.44 mile loop. The course is in process of being USATF Certified and the certificate number will be listed here once received.
The 12-12-12 Marathon of Sarasota has it roots 1400 miles away in Northfield, MN. That is where the renowned Zoom! Yah! Yah! Indoor Marathon takes place at St. Olaf College, every January. That race is run indoors, with about 40 runners, 150 laps, and more fun that you can ever imagine. Well, move the location outdoors, warm it up by about 80 degrees (from -20), and shorten the number of loops to just 58+, and you have an idea of that the 11-11-11 Marathon will be like.
It is guaranteed to be one of the most fun, most energetic, and most unusual marathons that you will ever run - and it is all about the bling. There will be 12-12-12 everywhere, a BIG finisher's medal, age groups of three people and medals for the top three in each age group, finisher towels, free food, and oh yes, it is in beautiful, sunny and FLAT Sarasota. Normal November temps are a high of about 70 and lows about 55. Come, run and enjoy!
IN 2013 THE MARATHON OF SARASOTA WILL BE RUN ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013 (11-12-13).