Mill Race Marathon 2016 updates: The winners and some very cool photos

1:10 p.m.

The last marathon runners are at River Road and Washington Street.

10:52 a.m. update

Japhet Kipkoech of Louisville is this year’s men’s marathon winner, and April Woo, also of Louisville, is the women’s marathon winner.

10:31 a.m. update

The women’s marathon leader is approaching the finish line.

10:03 a.m. update

9:51 a.m. update

Ernest Kibet of Louisville is this year’s men’s 5K winner. Micah Uemura is the men’s half-marathon winner.

9:49 a.m. update

Men’s marathon leader nearing finish.

9:36 a.m. update

At about 8 a.m., Columbus police were alerted that there was a remote-controlled aircraft flying above Washington Street. Officers quickly located the operator, who was standing along nearby Jackson Street, according to witnesses.

“We simply asked him if he could put it away for the safety of the runners and spectators,” Columbus Police Department spokesman Lt. Matt Harris said.

Although one spectator said the small plane was brought down on Washington Street, Harris said he was unable to confirm that account. However, the incident did not interfere with the event, the police spokesman said.

A law enforcement officer working the Mill Race Marathon was struck by a vehicle. The Indiana State Police trooper was hit near the intersection of State and Mapleton streets shortly before 8:30 a.m., Harris said. While the officer was taken by ambulance to Columbus Regional Hospital, his leg injuries are believed to be minor, Harris added. The trooper’s name has not been released at this time.

9:25 a.m. update

Women’s half-marathon winners is Aurelia Rutto of Terre Haute. Women’s 5K winner is Anna Murdock of Trafalgar.

8:49 a.m. update

Men’s marathon race leader passing mile 15 mark.

8:40 a.m. update

Men’s marathon leader has passed the halfway mark.

8:33 a.m.

Half-marathon lead male at 11th and Washington streets.

8:28 a.m. update

Male marathon leader at mile 11.

8:27 a.m. update

Lead female half-marathon runner passing Columbus Regional Hospital.

8:04 a.m.

5K race is underway.

7:57 a.m. update

Two leading marathon runners have passed mile 4.

7:50 a.m. update

Lead pack of four runners approaching Central Middle School. 5K race to begin soon.

7:37 a.m. update

The race is underway. Runners are in Mill Race Park. Some are on the Robert N. Stewart bridge.

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