It was a perfect morning for running at the Alaska Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon & ½ Marathon. Jared Ward, who will compete for the 2016 U.S. Olympic team in Rio won the men’s half marathon in 1:06:01 with Kara Ford taking the title for the women in 1:19:59. In the marathon, Samuel Golitom Hadgu and Sophia Liu came out on top after finishing first in 2:26:02 and 2:51:46 respectively. The race attracted more than 20,000 entrants who celebrated the day with Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series headliner The New Pornographers.
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