AUSTIN, Texas – Jan. 19, 2014 – Crisp temperatures and sunny skies welcomed thousands of runners across the 3M Half Marathon finish line Sunday morning. Austin local, Erik Stanley, age 28, finished first with a time of 1 hour, 6 minutes and 38 seconds (1:06:38). The University of Texas alumnus ran the 13.1 mile event at a steady pace of 5:05:00 per mile. Stanley used the event to prepare for the Austin Marathon on Feb. 16, which is an Olympic qualifying event for the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro. Austin local, Matthew Lowe, 24, crossed the finish line less than a minute behind Stanley with a time of 1:07:29. Rory Tunningley, 24 and from Dale, Texas, finished third with a time of 1:08:21. The event record stands at 1:01:05, held by Martin Fagan, set in 2009.

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