Woman wins Myrtle Beach Marathon for the 1st timeA 39-year-old from New Jersey is the first woman to win the overall Myrtle Beach Marathon.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A 39-year-old from New Jersey is the first woman to win the overall Myrtle Beach Marathon.
Kathleen Castles, of New Providence, N.J., says she recorded her personal best time Saturday by finishing in just over two hours and 40 minutes.
She beat the first man to finish the race by more than two minutes.
Castles told The Sun News of Myrtle Beach that words couldn't describe how happy she was with the result. The win qualifies her for the U.S. Olympic Team trials.
Castles ran in the 2008 trials after running the 2007 Philadelphia Marathon in a little more than two hours and 45 minutes.
Saturday's race officially was the 14th Bi-Lo Marathon. The 13th running was canceled last year because of snow.