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OGDENITE WINS ST. GEORGE MARATHON

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Contestants from Ogden dominated the 15th St. George Marathon, taking home the men's title and setting a new course record in the men's wheelchair division Saturday.

Some 2,454 runners set out under clear skies and near-freezing temperatures as the race got under way at 6:53 a.m., about eight minutes late.Tracy Fifield of Ogden finished first in the men's division with a time of 2 hours, 16 minutes and 15 seconds.

Cheryl Harper of Orem won the women's division with a time of 2:39:19.

Brandon Harris of Ogden won the men's wheelchair division and set a new record with a time of 1:28:14.

Sharon Furnett of Salt Lake City was the only competitor in the women's wheelchair category, completing the course in 1:41:36.

The 26-mile, 385-yard race started in the Washington County community of Central and finished in St. George.

St. George Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins said the marathon is the 17th largest in the nation.

There is no cash prize for the winners, but first-place finishers in the men's and women's divisions get expenses paid to participate in a marathon in Japan next month.