Frost repeats, Marube takes men’s title at Maine Marathon
Leah Frost of Glover, Vt., and Moninda Marube of Auburn experienced triumph for the second year in a row at the 2014 Maine Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay, albeit under somewhat different circumstances.
Marube, 35, led the men’s marathon throughout and finished in 2 hours, 29 minutes, 56 seconds as he added a marathon title to his half marathon victory in 2013. Chris Harmon of Portland was second in 2:32:55, and former Hampden Academy runner Chris Peverada of Albuquerque, N.M., placed third in 2:36:17.
Frost, meanwhile, cruised to her second straight victory in the women’s marathon — nine minutes faster than her 2013 time. Frost, a 31-year-old Maine native, finished in 2:51:53. Portland’s Michelle Lilienthal, who used the race as a training run for the New York City Marathon, placed second in 2:58:06, and Christine Twining of Brunswick was third in 3:07:14.
Bowdoin College graduate Sam Seekins, 22, of Portland, was the overall half marathon winner in his first try at the distance, crossing the line in 1:11:28. Ivan Reznik, 19, of Archangel, Russia, was second in 1:12:56. Robert Gomez, the 2013 marathon champion, led for most of the race before experiencing cramps and fading to third place (1:14:35).
Christine Irish of North Yarmouth won the women’s division in 1:23:39, ahead of Claire Regenstreif of Portland (1:25:05) and masters standout Erin Chalat, 53, of Cape Elizabeth (1:28:26).
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