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Sam Costa Half Marathon

Saturday March 23rd, 2019
Carmel, IN
Distance: Half Marathon · Quarter Marathon

Sam Costa Half Marathon, certified by USATF, is 13.10938 miles. Sam Costa Quarter Marathon, also USATF certified and sponsored by Mike Helms, DPM, is 6.55469 miles.

Male Record Holder - 1:06:55
Thom Burleson, 1983

Female Record Holder - 1:16:17
Erin Vergara, 2016

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Steve Gilbert
Sam Costa used to hang out with runners from central Indiana. . . . (These) early advocates had a race each year called the "Central Indiana Striders Half Marathon". It was held on the western outskirts of Marion County in late winter and Sam would participate with the rest of his buddies. Sam was a good, if not great runner, but he enjoyed the camaraderie of this group and the fledgling sport it represented. (Sam was, in fact, a detective with the Chicago Police Department. His traveling 200 miles to train and compete with a few friends is testimony to his dedication.) Sam would not live to see his avocation become accepted as it is today. He became terminally ill with cancer and passed away in the early '70's. His friends felt that the most appropriate memorial would be to name their half marathon event after Sam. For that reason it has been called the "Sam Costa Half Marathon" ever since."
Race Date: 03/24/2018 Distance: Half Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 1:12:43 Matthew Farkas 33 Great Britain
2nd Male 1:12:54 Derek Bischak 25 Carmel, IN
3rd Male 1:13:11 Eric Van Winkle 33 Carmel, IN
4th Male 1:15:57 Daniel Watts 32 Great Britain
Female 1:25:29 Lucie Mays-Sulewski 40 Carmel, IN
2nd Female 1:25:50 Allison Steinbeck 25 Carmel, IN
3rd Female 1:26:39 Kelsey Gurganus 30 Carmel, IN
4th Female 1:31:09 Ashley Wechter 31 Carmel, IN
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 1:20:56 Christian High 42 Columbia City, IN
M 50-59 1:35:54 Jeff Conrad 50 Columbia City, IN
M 60-69 1:42:19 Maury Plambeck 60 Carmel, IN
F 40-49 1:52:26 Yonghao Hou 45 Carmel, IN
F 50-59 1:39:33 Linda Borland 55 Delta, OH
F 60-69 2:21:23 Geri Morris 66 Carmel, IN
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