Flying Pig Marathon Winners from Texas and Wisconson

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(Cincinnati, OH)  --  The 20th Flying Pig Marathon had perfect conditions for the thousands of runners who came out to take part.   

The 26-mile race and half-marathon stepped off Sunday morning from Paul Brown Stadium, taking more than 6,546 runners across the city. 

The winner of the men’s division of the 20th annual Flying Pig Marathon was Aaron Viets, 28, of Cedarburg, WI, in a time of 2:29:37. Second in the men’s division was 34-year-old Tim Kaiser of Union, Kentucky, in 2:30:51 and third was 32-year-old Benjamin Kopecky of St. Louis in 2:32:56.

In the women’s division, former Cincinnatian Caitlin Keen, 25, now living in Fort Worth, Texas, won her hometown marathon in 2:46:41. A former Hyde Park resident, now a volunteer assistant track coach at Texas Christian University, Today's race was Keen's second career marathon and first Flying Pig.

Second in the women’s division was defending champion Kerry Lee, 43, of Cincinnati in a time of 2:53:59 and third was 25-year-old Allison Steinbeck of Cincinnati in 3:00:17. Another past champion, 53-year-old Lisa Veneziano, the 2003 Flying Pig winner, came in eighth.

This years winner in the men division of the Paycor Half Marathon, 24-year-old Jack Butler of Loveland, a 2011 St. Xavier High School grad, with a time of 1:10:40. Second with a time of 1:11:10 was 23-year-old Zack Beavin from Lexington, KY, who came in third in Friday night’s Little Kings Mile, and third was 23-year-old Andrew Bryan of Cincinnati in a time of 1:15:32.

The winner of the women’s division was 31-year-old Molly Trachtenberg of Boston, who won in a time of 1:22:21. Second in a time of 1:23:32 was the three-time winner of the Queen Bee Half Marathon, 29-year-old Katie Lenahan of Cincinnati, the runner-up for the third year in a row, and third was 30-year-old Daniella Orton of Washington, D.C. in 1:23:50.

Participants of the Flying Pig Marathon represent all 50 states and 22 countries.

Flying Pigg events started Friday with over 43,127 people taking part in the weekend events. Find more information on flyingpigmarathon.com.

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