Gregory Hexum came from Esko, Minn., and blistered the Enterprise South Nature Park course for the Rock/Creek Still Hollow Half Marathon win Saturday morning in 1 hours, 27 minutes, 17 seconds. The 42-year-old veteran of U.S. 10k and Marathon trail championships is sponsored by the Salomon sporting attire and equipment company that helps Rock/Creek sponsor its local trail racing series. Nathan Holland of Ooltewah, who's 29, was second in 1:34:03, and Josh Holloway, 22, of Winterville, Ga., was third in 1:37:09. Jobie Willliams, Steve Baxter, John Wiygul, Brian Costilow and Daniel Wile were fourth through eighth, and women's winner Anne Falcon was ninth in 1:48:02. Marjorie Rockwell and Dee Goodwin were the second and third female finishers in 1:53:50 and 1:55:47. Another Salomon athlete, 33-year-old Tim Takarta of Atlanta, won the accompanying 10-kilometer race in 40:55 with Chattanoogans Fynn Glover, Nathan Helton and Ryan Boucher second through fourth in 42:18, 44:55 and 44:58. Rachel Mason was ninth overall and the women's winner in 49:22, three overall spots ahead of Emily Lasater.
• Former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga standout Lanni Marchant finished 44th in the IAAF World Championships women's marathon Saturday in Moscow, Russia. Marchant, a 2007 UTC graduate representing her native Canada, completed the 26.2 miles in 3 hours, 1 minute, 54 seconds. It was only the fourth marathon for the former Southern Conference female athlete of the year. The race was won by Kenya's Edna Ngeringwony Kiplagat in 2:25:44.
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