Georgia Marathon winners crowned

Abraham Kogo, of Hebron, Ky., wins first place in the Publix Georgia Marathon with a time of 2:33:21 as he crosses the finish line at Centennial Olympic Park Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Atlanta. David Tulis / AJC Special
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Abraham Kogo, of Hebron, Ky., wins first place in the Publix Georgia Marathon with a time of 2:33:21 as he crosses the finish line at Centennial Olympic Park Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Atlanta. David Tulis / AJC Special

Credit: David Tulis

Credit: David Tulis

Overcast skies and cool temperatures accompanied more than 11,000 entrants in the eighth Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon, run Sunday morning in Atlanta.

The marathon was won by Kenyan Abraham Kogo, who completed the 26.2-mile tour of downtown Atlanta, the Old Fourth Ward, Inman Park, Little Five Points, Candler Park, Decatur, Piedmont Park and Midtown in two hours, 33 minutes and 21 seconds. The women’s winner was Justyna Mudy, a Polish national who lives and trains in Rome. She finished in 2:56:24.

Vinings resident Nathan Haskins, who finished second in the event last year, won the half-marathon in 1:11:35. The 25-year-old Haskins, a former Kennesaw State runner, won despite running in a 5-kilometer race Saturday. The women’s winner was Carolina Kiptoo, a 28-year-old Kenyan who recently left home to run road races in the U.S. and trains out of Hebron, Ky. Her time was 1:18:17.

Weather conditions were favorable, save a period of strong winds.

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