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2012 Kansas City Marathon results: Paul Hefferon and Julie Thornton are the winners

Paul Hefferon and Julie Thornton are the winners of the 2012 Kansas City Marathon.

Scott Heavey

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.