BMW DALLAS MARATHON 12.10.17

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Local Track Coach Keith Pierce Holds Off Charge from 2015 Champion Logan Sherman to Take 2016 BMW Dallas Marathon Victory; Former Ursuline High School Soccer Star Runs Away with PR Winin Women’s Marathon

Full event results available HERE.

DALLAS (December 11, 2016) – Keith Pierce, 36, of Lewisville, Texas, led from start-to-finish on a cool, windy morning at the 2016 BMW Dallas Marathon, finishing in a winning time of 2:29:27. Pierce, who coaches cross country and track at Denton Ryan High School, held off a late surge from 2015 Dallas Marathon champion Logan Sherman, who finished in second place with a time of 2:30:39. For Pierce, the victory in Dallas carried a special significance: this was the first victory in four tries at the Dallas Marathon for the competitive Texan who is a three-time winner at the Cowtown Marathon and two-time winner of the Austin Marathon. Pierce opened an early lead on the marathon field, carrying a 5:30 mile pace through the first half of the race before slowing in the final 10 kilometers. Sherman, seeking to join a select group of two-time Dallas Marathon winners, closed a gap on Pierce late but couldn’t pull even with the eventual champion as they raced through the streets of downtown Dallas toward the finish line. Pierce credited a consistent training regimen, the support of his wife and family – including 5-year-old triplets – and the hometown crowd for his BMW Dallas Marathon victory. He plans to run the Boston Marathon in April.

In the women’s marathon, Jordan Snyder stuck diligently to her prerace pacing strategy and set a personal best of 2:59:17 to win the 2016 BMW Dallas Marathon. The 25-year-old New York resident grew up in Dallas and was a standout soccer player at Ursuline Academy and then at the University of Notre Dame. Snyder, running in only her fifth marathon ever, bested the BMW Dallas Marathon field by nearly 10 minutes, accomplishing her primary goal of running a sub-3:00 marathon. She was joined by family and friends at the finish line, celebrating what she called an unexpected victory made special by the hometown crowd support along the course. The self-coached Snyder plans to take a little time off before returning to competition next year. Dallas-native Magaly Soto finished second overall in the women’s race in 3:08:25, also earning the female Masters marathon win.

20,000 participants in the 46th BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and Behringer Relay enjoyed a lively course experience from start to finish. An energetic countdown created a memorable race start for participants, bands and neighborhood cheer zones lined the entire 26.2-mile course with entertainment and a happening post-race party carried on far into the Dallas afternoon.

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