Eric Chirchir of Kenya finished first overall in the 33rd annual Fairfield Half Marathon Sunday, June 23, covering the course in 1:05:58.
He led three Kenyans in a sweep of the top three spots. Shadrack Kipkorir Kiyai was second in 1:06:15, Amos Sang third in 1:06:28.
Tigist Tufa of Ethiopia was the women’s winner in 1:15:24.
She was followed in the women’s race by Askale Merachi of Ethiopia in 1:17:50 and Heidi Westover of Walpole, Mass., in 1:18:42.
Chris Barrett was Fairfield’s top overall male finisher with a net time of 1:21.36 good for 35th and 20th in his 20-29 age group. Cynthia McHugh was first in the 50-54 female age group. Kristen Curran was second in the female 14-19 age group. Christine Gannon was third at 45-49. Doug Adams was first in the 75-79 group and Giancarlo Cottignoli second in 55-59.
Full results, overall and by age group, can be found at fairfieldhalf.org. Results are also posted there for the 5K, held Saturday, June 22.
The weekend of racing, hosted by Fairfield Firefighters, drew more than 6,500 runners, according to sponsor Stratton Faxon.
Entries in the Half Marathon reached the 5,000-runner capacity on Tuesday, June 18.
Police and fire officials said about a dozen people officially sought treatment due to the heat. Others may have sought treatment on their own.
The Fairfield Road Races are a non-profit organization that, with the help of its participants, has contributed more than $1 million to non-profit groups in the past.
The Stratton Faxon Fairfield Road Races were presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. The Connecticut Post, Crystal Rock Bottled Water Company, 95.9 The FOX, News 12 Connecticut, Robbins Eyecare, Chabaso Bakery, The Boston Company, Kayem Foods, Inc., Blue Buffalo, Robeks, Seix Investment Advisors, Select Physical Therapy, The John Patrick Flanagan Foundation, Wade’s Dairy and Connecticut Sports Massage Team also support the Stratton Faxon Fairfield Road Races.