Here is who won the 2019 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon


More 7,700 participated in 2019 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon events and thousands of spectators and volunteers cheered on runners Sunday morning. 

The race had a new finish line this, World’s Fair Park.  

Here are the verified winners and times:

Men’s full marathon:
1. Birhanu Dare of New York, 2:24:41
2. Bryan Morseman of Bath, New York, 2:27:59
2. Justin Weinmeister of Knoxville, Tennessee, 2:30:04

Women’s full marathon:
 1. Gina Rouse of Knoxville, Tennessee, 2:50:15
 2. Whitney Heins of Knoxville, Tennessee, 3:01:26
 3. Rebecca Weinand of Maryville, Tennessee, 3:11:23

Men’s half-marathon:
1. Abu Kebede Diriba of New York, 1:09:17
2. Harrison Kirigwi of Columbia, South Carolina, 1:09:47
3. Brandon Ellis of Piney Flats, Tennessee, at 1:12:37

Women’s half-marathon:
1. Jane Bareikis of Midlothian, Illinois, 1:17:52
2. Elizabeth Herndon of Kent, Ohio, 1:19:11
3. Gisela Olalde of Nashville, Tennessee, 1:22:07

Men’s 5K:
1. Arturs Bareikis of Crestwood, Illinois, 16:17
2. Christopher Rayder of Collierville, Tennessee, 16:45
3. Andy Baksa of Knoxville, Tennessee, 16:54

Women’s 5K:
1. Katie Taylor of Knoxville, Tennessee, 19:31
2. Constance Bailey of Knoxville, Tennessee, 21:16
3. Emma Cissna of Knoxville, Tennessee, at 22:02

The race also included several handcyclists and wheelchair competitors. Winners in these categories are as follows:

Men’s handcycle marathon:
1. David Neumer of Kingston, Tennessee, 1:50:22
2. Kevin Siebarth of Monroe, Michigan, 2:03:47
3. John Enrietto of Columbia City, Indiana, 2:15:45

Women’s handcycle marathon:
1.    Carly Pearson of Knoxville, Tennessee, 2:30:56

Men’s push rim wheelchair marathon:
1.    Matthew Porterfield of Knoxville, Tennessee, 1:08:46
2.    Paul Erway of Shelbyville, Kentucky, 2:11:03

In addition to individual races, the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon also includes a two- and four-person marathon relay. The men’s and women’s 5K and one-mile Covenant Kids Run were held Saturday.

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