Bryan Morseman won the Publix Atlanta Marathon over a new course on Sunday.
Morseman, from Bath, N.Y, completed the route that began and ended in Centennial Olympic Park in 2:29:11. Morseman, 33, also won the race in 2017.
The route traveled through Edgewood, Martin Luther King National Historic Park, Piedmont Park, Grant Park, the Atlanta University Center and underneath the Olympic rings and cauldron structure from the 1996 Atlanta Games.
“I prefer this kind of course,” Morseman said. “It’s not for time, it’s more for the person who is a non-rhythm runner, so I prevail on that kind of course.”
Andrew Heath (Atlanta) finished second in 2:38:54 and Jonathan Gomez (Alpharetta) finished third in 2:42:19 in the men’s race.
Gracie Gunther Griffith, a 20-year old and 2016 graduate of Grady High, won the women’s marathon in 3:00:52. The former Atlanta Public Schools cross country champion attends Clemson University.
“There were a lot of good people out on the course,” Griffith said. “I just took the first half conservatively and picked it up in the second half because I was feeling really good.”
Kathleen Turchin was second in 3:12:20 and Amanda George was third in 3:13:36.
In the men’s half marathon, Patrick Ollinger repeated as winner with a time of 1:12:25. He finished just five seconds ahead of Jack Bordoni, who finished second in 1:12:30.
The women’s half marathon was won by Kelsey Hodges, who finished in 1:19:12. She finished more than four minutes ahead of Lauren Duisberg, who finished second in 1:23:44.
Andrew Hull and Brigitte Mania took victories in the 5K race in 16:12 and 18:03, respectively.
More than 11,000 runners took part in the three distances, according to the Atlanta Track Club.
Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.
Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.
Download the new AJC app. More local news, more breaking news and in-depth journalism. AJC.com. Atlanta. News. Now.
Download the new AJC app. More local news, more breaking news and in-depth journalism.