The many changes to the 2012 New Jersey Marathon, including a new starting location and time, did not stop a huge number of runners and spectators from flocking to Oceanport and Long Branch Sunday morning.
About 13,000 participants enjoyed a perfect day and raced through the streets of several local towns as they raced to a finish on the Promenade in Long Branch.
The race's new starting location of Monmouth Park eased parking and some traffic concerns for participants, and a shuttle service to and from the race track helped tired runners and spectators reach their destinations.
Jason Page, of Durham, N.C., broke a course record that was set last year with a lightning fast time of 2:13:13. He finished first in a group of 2,304 runners.
The following are the top three male and female finishers for half and full marathons and results for Newark residents.
Full Marathon - Men’s
- Jason Page (Durham, N.C.) 2:13:13
- Bennett H Gg (Sweden) 2:33:59
- Joshua Korth (New York, N.Y.) 2:38:33
Full Marathon - Women’s
- Megan Digregorio (White Marsh, Md.) 3:00:44
- Elisabeth Drew (Warren) 3:02:25
- Amy Maier (Philadelphia) 3:04:42
Half Marathon - Men’s
- Sean Stevens (New York, N.Y.) 1:14:58
- Cliff Gerber (East Brunswick) 1:15:52
- Felix Olivo (Carteret) 1:18:09
Half Marathon - Women’s
- Bromawyn O’Leary (Cliffwood Beach) 1:26:24
- Danielle Kays (Bel Air, Md.) 1:26:30
- Sarah Graham (Princeton) 1:26:35
Marathon Results for Newark Residents
- Andy Happe, age 23, 3:44:20, 511th place overall
- Dominick Russo, age 38, 3:55:41, 762nd place overall
- Jonathan Kowalski, age 35, 4:24:27, 1346th place overall
- Jose Cruz, age 32, 4:37:47, 1594th place overall
- Ann Haney, 22, 5:28:26, 2100th place overall
Half Marathon Results for Newark Residents
- Sherrvell Johnson, age 32, 2:04:08, 1705th place overall
- Grace Spencer, age 44, 2:05:50, 2340th place overall
- Peter Hoontis, age 57, 2:06:02, 2355th place overall
- Oriana Tejada, age 29, 2:05:39, 2459th place overall
- Mellie Torres, 39, 2:10:06, 2726th place overall
- Shari Genser, age 25, 2:37:14, 4946th place overall
- Stela Carvalho, age 40, 2:45:44, 5344th place overall
For full results, click here.