Runners hit the pavement for annual 3M Half Marathon

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AUSTIN (KXAN) – The annual 3M Half Marathon set a record with 6,500 runners making the 13.1 mile run from North Austin to downtown.

Austin local Will Nation, 22, finished first with a time of 1:07:01. The University of Texas alumnus ran the 13.1-mile event at a steady pace of 5:07:00 per mile. Austin local, Bryan Morton, 32, crossed the finish line 15 seconds behind Nation with a time of 1:07:16. Collin Smith, 24, finished third with a time of 1:07:28. The event record stands at 1:01:05, set by Martin Fagan in 2009.

In the women’s open division, Austin local Allison MacSas, 30, claimed the top spot with a time of 1:13:02. Austin’s Allison Mendez, 26, was close behind with a time of 1:13:20. Another Austin local, Nora Colligan, finished in third place with a time of 1:15:46.

Campbell Ilfrey, 41, and from Louisville, Colo., garnered the 2015 male Masters Division title with a time of 1:12:54. Austin’s Chris Kimbrough, 45, claimed the 2015 female Masters Division title with a time of 1:17:34.

Local non-profit Girlstart received $50,000 from 3Mgives in conjunction with the race. Girlstart’s programs help increase girls’ interest and engagement in science, technology, engineering and math. According to race officials, 3M’s donation will make it possible for Girlstart to reach 50 schools and provide more than 1,200 girls with complimentary, high-quality STEM education programs.

For all official race results, click here.

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