Running: Hanson wins men’s 13-mile title

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By The Staff

Hans-Peder Hanson was the top overall finisher in the men’s half-marathon at Saturday’s Valles Caldera Marathon.

Hanson, from Los Alamos, finished the men’s 13-mile event in 1 hour, 38 minutes, 45 seconds, almost eight minutes ahead of second-place overall finisher, Neil Blake of Rio Rancho.

Rio Rancho’s Shawn Cunnings was the men’s overall winner in the marathon. Cunnings finished with a time of 3:49:05. Ruthanne Hamrick of Cedar Crest was the women’s overall winner in Saturday’s marathon, clocking a time of 4:22:47.

Karen Thorpe of Salida, Colo., was the women’s overall winner in Saturday’s half-marathon, posting a time of 1:50:12.

Here are the results from Saturday’s Valles Caldera Marathon. Runners are from Los Alamos unless otherwise indicated.

26 miles men, 10-29

1. Matthew Brake, Albuquerque, 4:08:49; 2. Carter Fox, Blacksburg, Va., 5:22:49; 3. Jesson Hutchinson, 5:34:53; 4. Christopher Perfetti, Palm Harbor, Fla., 7:00:47.

26 miles men, 30-39

1. Shawn Cunnings, Rio Rancho, 3:49:05; 2. Brian Reardon, Jemez Springs, 4:37:35; 3. Lawton Grinter, Crested Butte, Colo., 4:55:16; 4. Stephen Leishman, Albuquerque, 5:02:56; 5. Charles Saunders, Corrales, 5:08:35; 6. Jon Rogers, Rio Rancho, 5:25:37.

26 miles men, 40-49

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