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The top female finisher from 2009 returned to the Marine Corps Historic Half to successfully defend her title and surpass her time by over two minutes. Kristin Herring of Elizabeth City, NC, wearing bib number 1, finished the race in 1:26:26 leading all female participants. Steve Hammel of Arlington, VA was the first runner overall to finish the Marine Corps Historic Half with a time of 1:14:40. A special thank you to the more than 600 civilian and Marine volunteers who supported Historic Half weekend.

Thanks in advance for taking some time to answer the Historic Half Runner Feedback Survey. The information learned from runner responses supports the planning process for next year’s Historic Half.

Visit the Comcast SportsNet website for video footage of the Historic Half and Semper Fred 5K start and finish.  Easily find yourself or your favorite runner crossing the finish line as the videos are broken into short time blocks reflecting finish time.

The sun was bright, the scenery was memorable, you ran a great half marathon and MarathonFoto captured it all.  Check out the many images taken of you and every other runner along the Historic Half and Semper Fred courses.  Photos are available for purchase as digital files or on commemorative products.

The Semper Fred 5K welcomed a record 662 runners to the finish line.  Omari Daughtridge of Fort Washington, MD finished first with an impressive time of 15:59, establishing a new record for the event.  Fredericksburg’s-own Debra Durocher led all female runners with a finish time of 21:24.

Finisher results and split time information are accessible through the Historic Half website.  A downloadable finisher certificate is available to Historic Half participants for the first time in 2010.

Visit the Historic Half online store to purchase event-inspired technical apparel.  Limited supplies remain.  Lasting Commemoratives is offering a special 20 percent discount on plaques and other keepsakes featuring original Historic Half-inspired artwork.  Use promo code: 20off.

Put a reminder in your calendar and block off May 15, 2011 for a repeat appearance at the Marine Corps Historic Half.  Registration opens online beginning December 15.