October 15, 2018

Vermont native wins 25th Hartford Marathon

PHOTO | Contributed
PHOTO | Contributed
David Sinclair, 26, of Vermont, won the 25th annual Hartford Marathon on Saturday.

About 11,000 athletes slogged through the Eversource Hartford Marathon on Saturday, fending off cold and rainy conditions during the 25th annual race.

David Sinclair, 26, of Vermont, won the 26.2-mile marathon running in 2:18:23. Trailing were Maine resident Ryan Smith (2:22:36) and Springfield's Dennis Roche (2:24:11). The top Connecticut finisher, in fifth, was Kevin Hoyt (2:30:44) of Newtown.

The women's marathon was won by Rachel Schilkowsky, 26, of Providence, R.I, who ran in 2:41:03.

Donn Cabral won the 13.1-mile half marathon running in 1:05:46. The Hartford native is a two-time olympian and graduate of Glastonbury High School. He currently attends the University of Connecticut School of Law.

The Hartford Marathon Foundation (HMF), a Glastonbury-based nonprofit, had said it expected the race to generate at least $14 million in economic value for the region. The foundation has not yet reported on whether it reached its $500,000 fundraising goal.

HMF organizes over 30 annual athletics races.

Click here to view the results of this year's race.

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