August 22, 2014

Weather more favorable for Green Bay Marathon

The weather, while it got hot as the morning went along on Sunday, was not nearly as

Cellcom Green Bay Marathon

Cellcom Green Bay Marathon

bad as last year during the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon.

Temperatures started a bit on the cool side when the race started at 7am.  Runners ran into some warmer conditions as the race went on, but for the most part, things went off without a hitch.

Eliud Ngetich of New York captured the men’s marathon in about 2 hours, 18 minutes.  Lauren Kleppin, a Milwaukee native who now lives in California, won the women’s marathon in 2:47:21.

Race officials say at least three runners were transported to hospitals, one for cardiac arrest and two for overheating.

Prior to the start of Sunday’s event, runners took part in a tribute to the Boston Marathon bombing victims.