Local runners place fourth at MB Mini-Marathon, 5K

Brian Polen of Wooster, OH won the Myrtle Beach Mini-Marathon over the weekend with a time of 1:17:38, more than 2 minutes faster than the runner-up.

A pair of North Carolina runners took second and third, followed by the top local finisher – fourth-place Elton Oakley of Myrtle Beach. Matt Embler of North Charleston rounded out the top five.

Lori Brown of Hauppauge, NY (1:26:42) won the women’s half-marathon, followed by a pair of NC runners. Maureen Thomas of Myrtle Beach finished fourth, and Leanne Johnson of Wilmington, NC took fifth.

In the 5K, Tony Casey (17:04) defeated Polen by 30 seconds. Fourth-place Dustin Conklin was the top local finisher. Zola Budd Pieterse of Aynor (19:27) was the top female finisher.

For full results, visit www.runmyrtlebeach.com/

Photo courtesy of MB Mini-Marathon

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