The 11th DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events wasn't just another race for sports business analyst Darren Rovell. He was on a mission, a mission to raise funds for Kids of Steel. Rovell and his team of runners averaged a pace of 9:54 per mile to pass 6,976 half marathon participants and raise a total of $8,524.32 for Kids of Steel.
At the 11th DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon under overcast, damp conditions on Sunday morning, Boniface Kongin of Kenya and Bizuwork Getahu Kasaya of Ethiopia won the 26.2 mile race in 2 hours, 10 minutes, 34 seconds and 2:36:29, respectively.
On a cool, damp Sunday morning in the City of Champions, Leonard Korir, 32, from Colorado Springs, CO and Stephanie Bruce, 35, from Flagstaff, AZ won the USATF Half Marathon titles, clocking 1 hour, one minute, 53 seconds and 1:10:44, respectively. Against top U.S. fields, Korir earned his 9th national title and second USATF Half Marathon title, and Bruce earned her second national title.
"Family Day" at the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events featured a record 16,000 participants. Runners, and pets, of all ages participated in four races, which included the UPMC Health Plan / UPMC Sports Medicine Pittsburgh 5K Run, Chick-fil-A Pittsburgh Kids Marathon, Sheetz Pittsburgh Toddler Trot and Blue Buffalo Pittsburgh Pet Walk.
In celebration of her final race weekend as CEO and Race Director, P3R (Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc.) honored Patrice Matamoros for all the work she has done to inspire a "running renaissance" in Pittsburgh on her final race weekend. A joint proclamation proclaimed May 3, 2019 as Patrice Matamoros Day in the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.