Marathoners brave weather for charity

More than 1,400 runners took to the wet and windy streets of Lawrence this morning in the Lynn Electric Kansas Marathon. The athletes competed in a 13.1 mile half-marathon, a 10K and a 5K race.

The winner of the half-marathon with a time of one hour and 18 minutes was DJ Hilding, manager of Garry Gribble’s Running Sports.

“It was fun. It was a tough course, though, especially coming up that hill into the wind,” said Hilding.

The proceeds of today’s event benefit the not-for-profit clinic Health Care Access. The money total is still unknown, but the goal is $50,000.