Record Participation in Monumental Marathon
It was a record number of runners in the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon Saturday. The cold, wet weather did not stop thousands of participants from hitting the streets of the Circle City. The number of runners increased, due in part, to last-minute registrants who were unable to run in the cancelled New York City Marathon. Hurricane Sandy caused New York City officials to cancel the world's largest marathon.
2,865 runners participated in the full Monumental Marathon, with 30-year old Alexsey Alexandrov of Hebron, KY taking first with a time of 2:18:44.4. 4,985 runners were included in the half-marathon, which was won by 25-year old Jason Ordway of Bellbrook, OH. The 5K Run/Walk had 1,235 runners, with 28-year old Matt Compton of Denver, CO coming in first.
Proceeds from this year's race will help various Indianapolis Public Schools charities. The Indianapolis Monumental Marathon has raised over $250,000 in the last five years.