With winds gusting to 41 miles per hour, Sunday was a tough day on roughly
8,000 runners that took part in the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon.
Kenyan native Peter Omae Ayieni won the men’s Marathon in 2 hours, 26 minutes, 16 seconds. But because of high winds, Ayieni’s time was far off the course record of 2:15:15 set last year by James Boit.
Boit, who is also a Kenyan native, finished second with a time of 2:27:42 on Sunday.
Verona native Katie Howery won the women’s race in 2 hours, 47 minutes and 12 seconds. Howery was running just her second career marathon. She won the Fox Cities Marathon in her first race last September.
Howery took home $3,000 for first place, but failed to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in January. She missed the qualifying time by 1 minute and 12 seconds.