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Rock 'n' Roll Mardi Gras Half Marathon

Mike Popejoy, 29, of Somerville, Mass., and Janet Cherobon Bawcom, 36, of Flagstaff, Ariz., were the men’s and women’s champions at the Rock ‘N’ Roll Mardi Gras Half-Marathon in New Orleans, La., Sun., Jan. 25.

Popejoy ran 1:05:18 to finish ahead of Ben Bruce, 32, of Flagstaff, Ariz., who was the runner-up in 1:05:48.

Zachary Meineke, 26, of Milwaukee, Wis., finished third in 1:06:26.

Janet Cherobon Bawcom handily won the women’s race as she ran 1:12:22 to finish more than three minutes ahead of Marina Elena Calle, 39, of Henrico, Va., who was second in 1:15:30.

Jennifer Bigham, 33, of Pittsburgh, Penn., finished third in 1:15:59. 

First-timer or Boston-bound, the marathon and half marathon courses are flat, fast and fun. Live bands, cheer squads and themed water stations add inspiration to every mile.

Division Clock Time Name Age State/Country
Overall Male Winner 1:05:18 Mike Popejoy 29 Somerville, MA
2nd Male Finisher 1:05:48 Ben Bruce 32 Flagstaff, AZ
3rd Male Finisher 1:06:26 Zachary Meineke 26 Milwaukee, WI
4th Male Finisher 1:08:01 Paolo Natali 34 Italy
5th Male Finisher 1:10:22 Tyler Sewald 32 Greeley, CO
6th Male Finisher 1:11:21 Richard Bouckaert 30 New Orleans, LA
7th Male Finisher 1:13:24 Josephat Keino 30 Midland, TX
8th Male Finisher 1:13:46 Mark Greene 34 San Antonio, TX
9th Male Finisher 1:14:00 Jonathan Autrey 35 Memphis, TN
10th Male Finisher 1:15:18 Derek Morgan 25 Memphis, TN
Overall Female Winner 1:12:22 Janet Cherobon Bawcom 36 Flagstaff, AZ
2nd Female Finisher 1:15:30 Maria Elena Calle 39 Henrico, VA
3rd Female Finisher 1:15:59 Jennifer Bigham 33 Pittsburgh, PA
4th Female Finisher 1:16:45 Silvia Del Fava 33 Houston, TX
5th Female Finisher 1:24:26 Leah Watters 32 Gulfport, MS
6th Female Finisher 1:24:31 Tara Klick 26 Havertown, PA
7th Female Finisher 1:25:48 Becky Sondag 29 Casper, WY
8th Female Finisher 1:25:52 Nicole Solana 35 Pensacola, FL
9th Female Finisher 1:25:59 Lauren Blankenship 37 Marietta, GA
10th Female Finisher 1:26:05 Kylie Kastes 35 New Orleans, LA

2015 Age-Group Winning Times · 2015 Results · 2014 Results · 2013 Results · 2012 Results · 2011 Results

Division Chip Time Name State/Country Age Age-Graded
1st Men 40-49 1:21:40 Chaed Callais Lafayette, LA 40 75.53
2nd Men 40-49 1:25:24 Bobby Lehman Erie, CO 44 74.59
3rd Men 40-49 1:27:17 Kevin Patton Atlanta, GA 41 71.24
1st Men 50-59 1:15:48 Fred Zalokar Reno, NV 55 92.26
2nd Men 50-59 1:23:53 David Brunner Norcross, GA 51 80.51
3rd Men 50-59 1:27:28 Pierre Bouchard France 50 76.54
1st Men 60-69 1:35:55 Bob Cosman Melrose, MA 61 77.03
2nd Men 60-69 1:38:58 Guy Norton New Orleans, LA 62 75.36
3rd Men 60-69 1:40:26 John Johnson Fairhope, AL 64 75.71
1st Men 70+ 1:49:48 Adrian Mallec Park Ridge, IL 70 73.54
2nd Men 70+ 1:51:20 John Schneller De Moines, IA 74 76.32
3rd Men 70+ 1:51:48 Jim Lindstrom Encinitias, CA 70 72.23
1st Women 40-49 1:26:16 Stephanie Zammit Orangeville, FL 41 79.35
2nd Women 40-49 1:30:02 Marci Gray Tallahassee, FL 45 78.47
3rd Women 40-49 1:31:45 Nelly Budrow Rockwall, TX 40 74.13
1st Women 50-59 1:40:26 Michelle Dillon Clayton, MO 51 75.17
2nd Women 50-59 1:43:40 Gina Piske Richardson, TX 50 71.93
3rd Women 50-59 1:43:49 Michele Keane Bay Village, OH 52 73.66
1st Women 60-69 1:49:54 Laurie Daniels Denver, CO 60 77.42
2nd Women 60-69 1:52:50 Amy Chappell Naples, FL 62 77.59
3rd Women 60-69 2:03:38 Stephanie Fussell Texarkana, AR 61 69.80
1st Women 70+ 2:21:05 Pamela Diamond University Park, MD 72 72.57
2nd Women 70+ 2:47:13 Alice Till Arlington, VA 70 59.22
3rd Women 70+ 2:51:01 Jean Hickey Springtown, TX 71 58.87

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At A Glance
Best Road Races
LocationNew Orleans, LA
Race DistanceHalf Marathon
Race Date 2016January 24, 2016
  Race Date 2015  January 25, 2015
  Race Date 2014  February 2, 2014
  Race Date 2013  February 24, 2013
  Race Date 2012  March 4, 2012
  Race Date 2011  February 13, 2011
2015 Total Finishers7,699
Age Group Awards5 Year
Entry Fee90.00
Race ResultsLink to Results
 
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First-timer or Boston-bound, the marathon and half marathon courses are flat, fast and fun. Live bands, cheer squads and themed water stations add inspiration to every mile.

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