After touching every body of water in New Orleans, the Ole Man Half Marathon & 5K finally saw its return to the river for which it was named, the great Missisippi. In a twist, however, instead of running on the New Orleans side of the river runners traveled to the historic district of Gretna to enjoy a skyline view of the city that most of the racers call home.
In chilly temperatures and incessant winds, Ty McCormack (former Clemson / Auburn runner) and 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier, battled the wind and solitude to win in an impressive time of 1:07:31. Local standouts Brandon Wingate and Ian Carr ran together most of the way before separating in the final miles – each going on to earn new personal bests of 1:10 and 1:11 respectively.
In the women’s race, Kylie Kastes (Tulane swimmer turned runner), recorded her first New Orleans road race win in a time of 1:25 while Laura Aleman formely of Dominican/LSU rounded out second in 1:27.
Check out our favorite photos below, or for a list of our 800+ photos of the race / results – scroll to the very bottom.
LRC’s Max Miller
For more photos visit our facebook album of the race here.
Full results can be found on New Orleans Track Club’s site here.