Buckeye Marathon

Justin Torres, 46 of Los Angeles, won the Buckeye Marathon held Jan. 4. His time of less than 2 hours and 48 minutes paced at a crips 6 minutes, 23 seconds per mile. Glendale’s Spencer Pratt finished fifth. Troy Morice of Peoria and Matt Duke of Litchfi eld Park also cracked the top 10. Mamiko Berger, 50 of Sedona, was the fastest woman (10th-fastest overall), finishing in under 3 hours and 9 minutes. While 175 runners completed the grueling marathon, hundreds of others took part in less challenging courses, including ones geared for children.