[Updated - Zambia's Jordan Chipangama and Russia's Olga Romanova won the Half Marathon, with Bermuda's Chris and Ashley Estwanik claiming the second place spots. Richard Kessio and Elena Orlova won the Full Marathon ]
Hundreds of runners from both the island and overseas converged on Front Street this morning [Jan 20] for the start of the Bermuda Marathon Weekend half-marathon and marathon.
The 13.1 mile course started and will finish outside the HSBC Bermuda Headquarters on Front Street in Hamilton. The marathon is being run at the same time as the half marathon, with the marathon runners completing 2 laps of the course.
We will update with additional footage and full results as able, and in the meantime a video of the start is below, and you can view all our coverage of the 2013 Bermuda Marathon Weekend thus far here.
Update 10.38am: Jordan Chipangama of Zambia won the Half Marathon in a time of 1:05:53, with Bermuda’s Chris Estwanik finishing in second with a time of 1:06:35, and Darren Brown in third clocking 1:10.25.
The top female finisher in the Half-Marathon was Russia’s Olga Romanova in 1:20:12, with Bermuda’s Ashley Estwanik the second female finisher.
Update 12.46pm: Kenya’s Richard Kessio and Russia’s Elena Orlova are the Full Marathon Male and Female Champions. Kessio crossed the line in a time of 2:27.08, Fikadu Lemma finished second in 2:29:32 and Teklu Deneke finished third in a time of 2:40.07.
Orlova went through the half way mark in second place trailing Muliye Gurmu, but she was able to catch and pass Grumu on her way to crossing the line 4th overall and winning the race in a time of 2:54:08.
Gurmu finished as the second female finisher and 5th across the line in a time of 3:01:12 and Iman Wilkerson was the third female finisher and 7th overall in a time of 3:09:02.
The four race winners are pictured in the slideshow below
Update Jan 21: Video of the half-marathon race finish
Video of the marathon race finish