ATLANTA -- Sunday's Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon was an enormous success, with more than 16,000 racers running up and down the streets of Atlanta.
A local resident won first place in the marathon. Malcolm Campbell of Marietta earned a time of 2:26:11. He improved upon his time of 2:31:26 in the Atlanta Marathon last October, where he finished second.
"It was a tremendously challenging course," Campbell said after Sunday's race. "The weather was a huge help for the runners today."
Jill Horst of Rome won her second consecutive Publix Georgia Marathon women's first place with a time of 2:54:24.
Atlanta resident Andrew Heath placed first in the half marathon with a time of 1:09:55. Justyna Mudy of Rome won the women's half marathon at 1:18:50.