Local runners take part in Detroit Free Press marathon

Bryan Cowden (Contributed photo)

Wallaceburg’s Bryan Cowden had a strong showing at the Detroit Free Press International half-marathon held on Sunday.

Cowden finished the race in 44th place out of almost 9,000 runners, with a time of one hour, 24 minutes and 13 seconds. Cowden was fifth in the men’s 40-44 age category.

Chatham’s Patrick McNamara was close behind, finishing the race in 54th place with a time of one hour, 25 minutes and 27 seconds. McNamara’s time was good enough to finish second in the men’s 55-59 age group.

In the international marathon, Wheatley’s Abram Hamm finished as the top Chatham-Kent runner, with a time of 3:28.38, finishing in the 343rd spot.

Chatham’s Brian Roffel finished in 882nd place with a time of 3:55.35.

Tilbury’s Jarrod Tuck was 939th with a time of 3:57.24.

Just over 3,000 runners finished the marathon, while just over 8,900 runners finished the international half-marathon.

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