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New Women’s Course Record Set During Half Marathon

It was a beautiful morning on the Door peninsula as thousands of runners and spectators gathered at Peninsula State Park for the Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5k.

In the half marathon, Brian Finnel and Hanna Knurr assumed the top spots in the men’s and women’s division. Knurr broke the course record for females with a time of 1:24:20, more than a minute ahead of the previous record set by Molly Schneider in 2013. Finnel completed the half marathon with a time of 1:11:26.

“It’s my first half marathon of the year. It was a tough course so I’m happy with my time and obviously my place,” Knurr said. “It was a fun race.”’

Finnel, a Forestville native and current Madison resident, said the course was a great way to start the season and to get back to the area, even though the inclines proved challenging.

“I love the park, love coming back home so for me it was just a nice transition from doing 5ks, 10ks,” Finnel said. “[The course] was challenging. It starts out pretty flat and then four-to-five is really hard because of that long, gradual 450-foot hill. A lot of rolling hills but I think I did alright with it today.”

Taking on the men’s and women’s top spots for the 5k were Dustin Hudak and Liz Gilbert, respectively. Hudak placed first with a time of 17:20 and Gilbert took the top female spot with a time of 19:05.

Top finishers in each race and gender category are as follows:

Door County Half Marathon

Top Female Finishers

1. Hanna Knurr: 1:24:20

2. Jennifer Chaudoir: 1:30:30

3. Sara Rohde: 1:30:48

4. Hannah Floyd: 1:32:10

Top Male Finishers

1. Brian Finnel: 1:11:26

2. Scott Mueller: 1:13:24

3. Rodee Schneider: 1:17:55

4. Damian Bednorz: 1:19:15

Nicolet Bay 5k

Top Female Finishers

1. Liz Gilbert, Sturgeon Bay: 19:05

2. Sun Torke, Greendale: 21:14

3. Jenny Angeli, Glendale: 21:22

4. Michele Finnel, Sturgeon Bay: 21:48

Top Male Finishers

1. Dustin Hudak, Lowell, Indiana: 17:20

2. Brian Busse, Black River Falls: 17:37

3. Jeff Triptow, Ellison Bay: 18:28

4. Michael Miller, La Crosse: 19:42

For complete results of this year’s Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5k, please click here.