CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine — Dominating a record-setting field of 1,527 runners, 29-year-old Shawn Rumery of Alexandria, Virginia, won the 33rd annual Sugarloaf Marathon Sunday in 2 hours, 41 minutes, and 6 seconds.
Shelley Doucet, 31, of Quispamsis, New Brunswick, claimed the women’s title with a blistering time of 2:50:51 over the 26.2-mile course.
Rumery captured the title more than three minutes ahead of his closest competitor, 46-year-old Robert Ashby of Brunswick, who finished with a time of 2:44:50. Rounding out the top three for the men’s division was 32-year-old Mark Dolgin of Chicago, Illinois, who crossed the finish line in 2:46:24.
Doucet held more than an 18-minute lead over the women’s second-place finisher, Karen Auteri of Bloomingdale, New Jersey, who finished in 3:09:17. Taking the third spot on the women’s podium was Kristin Flajslik of Hopkinton, Massachusetts (3:11:09).
In the 15-kilometer race, 35-year-old Jenna Krajewski of Hallowell earned the fastest finish of the day for men and women, with a 54:09 clocking, while 50-year-old David Drew of Litchfield emerged as the men’s champion with a time of 57:07.
The women’s defending champion, Christine Irish of North Yarmouth, finished second with a time of 56:54 with Mary Pardi of Falmouth placing third in 57:54. James Machowski of Wales finished second in the men’s division with a time of 57:17 while Chris Holt of Ellsworth finished third in 57:58.
This year’s field surpassed the previous record of 1,474, set in 2014, with a total of 1,527 runners hailing from 32 states and Canadian provinces.
Proceeds from the marathon benefit the Sugarloaf Region Charitable Trust, which is a private, nonprofit trust dedicated to improving the quality of life for the communities that make up the Sugarloaf Area.
For complete results from both races, visit: http://allsportsevents.com/Results/running_results/SugarloafMarathon-15K2015.html