On a perfect morning for running, Kenya’s Benson Cheruiyot and Arizona State University Graduate Amy Hastings-Cragg claimed half-marathons victories in 1:04:14 and 1:12:04.

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P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Elite Race
P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Elite Race
P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Elite Race
P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Elite Race
P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Elite Race
P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Elite Race
P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Elite Race
P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Elite Race
P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Elite Race
P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Elite Race
P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Elite Race
P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Elite Race
P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Elite Race
P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Elite Race
P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Elite Race
P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Elite Race
P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Elite Race
P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Elite Race
P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Elite Race
P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Elite Race

 

More than 22,000 entrants took over the Valley of the Sun to participate in the 12th annual P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon. Benson Cheruiyot, 32, from Valparaiso, Indiana took the men’s half marathon finishing in 1:04:15. U.S. Olympian Amy Hastings, 30, of Flagstaff, Arizona won the women’s half marathon in 1:12:04 followed by Natasha Wodak, 34, from Vancuver, BC who finished second in 1:12:23.  Roosevelt Cook and Ziola Gomez won the marathon with times 2:24:31 and 2:46:00 respectively.