HARTFORD, Oct. 14 – Every October, runners flock to Bushnell Park for the annual Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon. More than 7,500 runners competed in three races on Saturday – the 26.2-mile marathon, the 13.1 mile half-marathon and the 3.1 mile 5K road race. All three races finished at Bushnell Park.
In the main event, Essex’s Chris Zablocki won his first Eversource Hartford Marathon in 2:17.59, surviving a fast start – running the first mile of the race in under five minutes. By the time the 2006 Xavier High graduate crossed the finish line, he had a lead of over a minute
Zablocki beat last year’s winner Brian Harvey of Cambridge, Mass., by 1:14 but he was clearly pushed throughout the race. After the race, he spent time recovering from the run even before accepting the first place check of $6,000.Continue Reading