The male winner of Little Rock Marathon 2013 was two-time winner and defending champion Mark Chepses, age 36, of Des Moines. Chepses finished with a time of 2:19.45.
Helen Rotich of Manor, Texas, has won her second Little Rock Marathon with a time of 2:47:12. She ran for Harding University in her collegiate career and won the Little Rock Marathon in 2008.
Defending four-time Little Rock Marathon Women’s Champion Leah Thorvilson made the decision mid race to quit the marathon race and instead complete the half marathon. The 34-year-old Thorvilson has been plagued by left hip and hamstring injuries since May 2012.
Christy and Luke Nipper of Little Rock begin the 2013 10K with their one-year-son, Miles, in the stroller. They finished the race at 56:40. The Nippers hope that Miles will develop the same love of running that they have.
Runners in today’s Little Rock Marathon events check their watches before starting their races.
It was quite chilly, but the sun was out in full force during Sunday's 2013 Little Rock Marathon's 10K, half-marathon and marathon races.
Photographers were able to catch some of the big moments during the exciting event yesterday (March 3), including Mark Chepses' second overall win in a row and Helen Rotich's big top finish, as well as a suprise engagement and much more!
See the official results of the races here.