The many changes to the 2012 New Jersey Marathon, including a new starting location and time, did not stop a huge number of runners and spectators from flocking to Oceanport and Long Branch on Sunday.
About 13,000 participants enjoyed a perfect day and raced through the streets of several local towns as they raced to a finish on the Promenade in Long Branch.
The race's new starting location of Monmouth Park eased parking and some traffic concerns for participants, and a shuttle service to and from the race track helped tired runners and spectators reach their destinations.
Jason Page, of Durham, N.C., won the full marathon with a lightning fast time of 2:33:13. He finished first in a group of 2,304 runners.
The half marathon, which traveled through Oceanport, Monmouth Beach and Long Branch, had 6,234 participants. Sean Stevens, of New York City, won the half marathon by running the 13.1-mile race in 1:14:58.
The following are the Essex County male and female finishers for the full marathon.
Full Marathon - Men’sName Hometown Clock Time Jeff Batori Bloomfield 4:25:21 John Davitt Bloomfield 4:31:57 Jason Tuchman Bloomfield 4:14:31 Andrew Krynicky Caldwell 4:14:55 Daniel Smith Cedar Grove 3:18:48 Charles Granatir Livingston 3:28:23 Mike Skara Livingston 3:56:47 Alan Wenig Livingston 4:13:34 Michael Wilson Livingston 3:31:12 Michael Garcia Maplewood 3:56:26 Mark Jones Maplewood 3:41:31 Robert Knoell Maplewood 4:42:17 David Rimas Maplewood 4:21:37 Peter Wick Millburn 3:56:09 Juan Pablo Balagtas Montclair 4:26:57 Tony Ianuale Montclair 4:06:44 Ryen LoPresti Montclair 3:39:13 Joshua Sears Montclair 3:35:16 Jose Cruz Newark 4:37:47 Andy Happe Newark 3:44:20 Jonathan Kowalski Newark 4:24:27 Dominick Russo Newark 3:55:41 Brian Erlich North Caldwell 4:39:06 Ranjan Sonalkar North Caldwell 5:03:33 Scott Blaney South Orange 3:30:32 John Bye South Orange 3:31:40 Steven Gallo South Orange 4:43:14 Andrew Kielich South Orange 3:47:26 Sean McCourt South Orange 4:15:21 Joshua Parks South Orange 3:51:29 Thomas Willshire South Orange 5:13:51 Rey Wong South Orange 5:26:33 Timothy Decker Verona 3:45:37 Robert Alex West Caldwell 4:04:15 Eliot Bank West Orange 3:01:25 Brian Innis West Orange 4:35:02 Emanuel Minja West Orange 5:00:17 Jay Soroko West Orange 3:45:21 Jay Whitehead West Orange 4:12:38
Full Marathon - Women’sName Hometown Clock Time Deborah Castillo Belleville 4:49:47 Emma Wilson Bloomfield 3:34:43 Lauren Mauterer Caldwell 4:41:08 Jessica Barton Cedar Grove 5:19:24 Hilary Fandel Cedar Grove 4:26:05 Evelyn Baracaldo Livingston 4:30:40 Naomi Fox Livingston 3:44:16 Kim Ratner Livingston 4:37:19 Beth Dorogusker Maplewood 4:37:59 Kathleen Johns Maplewood 4:17:37 Rebecca Molnar Maplewood 3:51:33 Claudia Defendi Montclair 4:14:37 Judith Heller Montclair 5:20:27 Amanda King Montclair 3:20:28 Pia LoPresti Montclair 3:38:52 Jen Piwowarski Montclair 4:00:29 Rosemary Williams Montclair 3:53:15 Ann Haney Newark 5:28:26 Noriko Charnley Short Hills 3:54:52 Faith Nashel Short Hills 3:56:44 Suchita Nayar Short Hills 4:11:49 Christine Kachinsky South Orange 3:31:38 Diane Polledri Verona 5:44:00 Necole Fabris West Orange 4:29:36 Julie Song West Orange 4:01:08
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