The 20th anniversary of the Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon took place Sunday morning and runners were on pace towards the finish line before the sun was even up.
The course started the same for both full and half marathon participants - beginning at FTX Arena in Downtown at 6 am, headed over the MacArthur Causeway and through South Beach, before looping back on the Venetian Causeway. The half marathon finished in Miami while the full marathon runners continued down into Brickell and Coconut Grove before returning to finish near Bayfront Park.
Jackson Limo (Kenya) won the men's marathon with an unofficial time of 2:21:34. Birhanu Dare Kemal (Ethiopia) and Jordan Tropf (USA) finished second (2:24:26) and third (2:26:11) respectively. For the women, Martha Akeno (Kenya) finished first with a time of 2:29:00. Palmenia Raquel Agudelo Berrio (Colombia) finished second in 2:42:30 and Nina Zarina (USA) finished third at 2:51:50.
DJ Diplo was one of the notable participants who ran the half marathon on a bet and tweeted after "I’m sleeping in my medal tonight." Hundreds of firefighters and first responders also walked in full gear to raise awareness for PTSD.
Congrats to all of the participants! Find all of the results by clicking here.