Emerge Has Stellar Showing at GO! Saint Louis Marathon

Jackie strides towards the finish line.  She finished 2nd!

Jackie strides towards the finish line. She finished 2nd

Jerren, Jonathan, Jackie, and Beth after the race.

Jerren, Jonathan, Jackie, and Beth after the race.

The scene was inspirational.

Thousands of runners plodding through the rain towards a finish line with water logged shoes, many waving there hands in the air as they crossed the finish line.

Family, friends and fellow competitors cheering them on and giving them a last big hurrah before the final stretch of pavement.

It was an amazing site.

Jerren Pirtle McKamely was impressive beating the 2 hour mark for her 1/2 marathon, coming in at 1:55:38.  It was hard to tell afterwards if the water logged Jerren had actually run the 13.1 miles.  Awesome job.

Beth Pirtle ran a personal best 2:16:52, beating her previous half marathon time run when she was 49.  Again, she looked fresh at the welcoming tent at the end of the race.

Jonathan Hall ran his second half marathon and came in with a time of 2:07:01.  Jon ran an even, steady pace the entire race and looked strong coming through the finish line.

Jackie Pirtle Hall CAME IN 2nd in the full marathon with a time of 3:08:24.  Jackie was strong the whole race, right through the finish.  Her run was awe inspiring.  Jackie had her first child ON THANKSGIVING.

Congratulations to these four runners and to all of the runners who competed this weekend in the GO! Saint Louis Marathon.

Jackie and Jonathan after the race.

Jackie and Jonathan after the race.

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