Paul Hefferon and Julie Thornton are the winners of the 2012 Kansas City Marathon.
Paul Hefferon won the men's portion of the 2012 Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon on Saturday, while Julie Thornton was victorious on the women's side.
Hefferon finished with a time of 2:31:37, nearly eight minutes ahead of runner-up Nick Caprario. Meanwhile, Thornton's time of 3:07:40 was nearly seven minutes better than second-place finisher Michelle Andrew. Hefferon and Thornton will each take home $1,000 in winnings.
Top Finishers - Men
1. Paul Hefferon, 2:31:37
2. Nick Caprario, 2:39:31
3. Addis Worko, 2:47:27
4. Matthew Shearer, 2:48:19
5. Brandon Sparks, 2:48:32
Top Finishers - Women
1. Julie Thornton, 3:07:40
2. Michelle Andrew, 3:14:18
3. Jacqueline Melchior, 3:15:43
4. Elise Rock, 3:18:31
5. Molly Ryan, 3:19:14
Benson Chesang took home the title in the men's half marathon, completing it in 1:11:12, which was 51 seconds better than Brett Guemmer's time. Kathryn Brake narrowly beat out the women's field with a time 1:26:57. Carlene Mayfield finished just 16 seconds behind the winner. Both Chesang and Brake will pocket $500 in cash.
For a full listing of results from the Kansas City Marathon, check them out here.