Graves, Frost victorious again
Evan Graves, 34, of Caribou won the Maine Marathon for the second time in five years, and Leah Frost, 32, of Glover, Vt., paced the women’s field for the third straight year at the 2015 Maine Marathon.
Graves, the 2011 Maine Marathon champion, led throughout and was never seriously challenged as he finished in 2 hours, 34 minutes, 59 seconds. Robert Ashby, 47, of Brunswick was second in 2:41:31, and Sean Cameron, 32, of Boston placed third in 2:42:26.
Frost, a Maine native, topped a strong women’s field with her time of 2:47:34 — more than a four-minute improvement over her previous PR set at the 2014 Maine Marathon. Rachel Coogan, 24, of Allston, Mass., finished second in 2:53:07, followed by Mary Pardi, 45, of Falmouth (2:54:39).
Mike Fisher, 31, of Brookline, Mass., and Ivan Reznik, 20, of Archangel, Russia, dueled for the half marathon victory, with Fisher finally pulling away to win by 15 seconds with a time of 1:12:10. Jenna Krajewski, 35, of Hallowell became a two-time champ in the women’s division — 13 years after her previous victory when she was Jenna Richardson. Krajewski was clocked in 1:20:20, beating defending champion Christine Irish, 40, of North Yarmouth by 50 seconds.
Searchable race results are available here.