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Bataan Memorial Death March – 2011 Results

Are you going heavy or light?

On March 27nd, the 22nd Annual Bataan Memorial Death March occurred at the windy White Sands Missle Range in south central New Mexico. Thousands of military and non-military participated in this unique 26.2 mile and 15.2 mile adventure.

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Why the event?

To honors a special group of World War II heroes. These brave soldiers were responsible for the defense of the islands of Luzon, Corregidor and the harbor defense forts of the Philippines.

On April 9, 1942, tens of thousands of American and Filipino soldiers were surrendered to Japanese forces.

They were marched for days in the scorching heat through the Philippine jungles. Thousands died. Those who survived faced the hardships of a prisoner of war camp. Others were wounded or killed when unmarked enemy ships transporting prisoners of war to Japan were sunk by U.S. air and naval forces.

Photo: Courtesy Peggy / allarizonarunningevents.com

Yep, this isn’t your standard weekend race.

Choose the heavy division and wear a 35 pound pack on your back!

35 lbs, no less. (Photo: Courtesy Peggy / allarizonarunningevents.com)

Course

Miles & Miles of Nothing but Desert

The marathon leads athletes on a counterclockwise course of dirt, sand, dry air, heat, a bit of pavement, and some elevation gain to keep it real.

The course dances between 1250 and 1650 meters of elevation.

The marathon course includes 10 km of gentle downhill grade, 400 meters of climbing spread across 10 km, 10 km back down, and then some rollers to the finish.

The 15.2 mile course skips the middle portion of the marathon run.

Course maps and profile

Results

Photo: Courtesy Peggy / allarizonarunningevents.com

I am going to list the top 5 for each division.

Military Marathon Heavy (w/ 35 lb pack)

Top 5 male

  1. Mehmet Danis (ON Canada) – 4:37:51
  2. Eric Turk (NC) – 4:55:12
  3. Bill Foulks (KS) – 5:24:04
  4. Michael Hamilton (TX) – 5:26:32
  5. Alexander Bass (CO) – 5:41:35

Photo: Courtesy Peggy / allarizonarunningevents.com

Top 5 female

  1. Amberly Glitz (RI) – 5:54:57
  2. Caitlin Glitz (CO) – 6:16:39
  3. Katey Schrumm (TX) – 6:38:35
  4. Shannon Corona (MD) –  6:39:32
  5. Stacy Osterhoudt (VA) – 6:58:24

Photo: Courtesy Peggy / allarizonarunningevents.com

Military Marathon Light

Top 5 female

  1. Rebecca Hoffman (SD) – 4:56:45
  2. Belinda Winn (CO) – 5:20:00
  3. Laurel Holl (AZ) – 5:22:46
  4. Rebekah Mazany (OH) – 5:34:03
  5. Tairyn Kaminski (MS) – 5:49:13

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Top 5 male

  1. Jeremiah Nelson (CO) – 3:43:13
  2. Brian Mccrary (CO) – 4:02:23
  3. Ricardo Gutierrez (TX) – 4:04:41
  4. Hubert Schmidt (NM) – 4:11:13
  5. Charles Schull (CO) – 4:15:54

Complete Military Marathon results

Civilian Marathon Heavy

Top 5 male

  1. Tony Stafford (CO) – 3:56:38 (*Testing a prototype pack – not eligible for awards*)
  2. Mark Dean (OH) – 4:17:52
  3. Elias Arredondo (TX) – 4:21:28
  4. William Hickok (VA) – 4:24:13
  5. David Stanfield (IA) – 4:58:44

Photo: Courtesy Peggy / allarizonarunningevents.com

Top 5 female

  1. Kassandra Marin (CO) – 5:24:57
  2. Tracy Funk (NC) – 6:23:41
  3. Danielle Laatsch (ID) – 6:36:49
  4. Kim Robinson (NM) – 6:43:18
  5. Rachel Wienke (KS) – 7:08:32

Civilian Marathon Light

Top 5 female

  1. Shoshannah Jenni (NY) – 3:45:15
  2. Stephanie Arango (OH) – 4:01:16
  3. Jean Herbert (NM) – 4:03:22
  4. Katrin Silva (NM) – 4:05:18
  5. Laura Bernal (TX) – 4:09:02

Photo: Courtesy Peggy / allarizonarunningevents.com

Top 5 male

  1. Aaron Hoover (CO) – 3:02:45
  2. Alfred Perez (NM) – 3:04:42
  3. Michael Streff (SD) – 3:05:51
  4. Knud Hermansen (CO) – 3:09:29
  5. Seth Jenny (NM) – 3:10:41

Complete Civilian Marathon results

Honorary 15.2 mile

Top 5 female

  1. Shannon Zanelli (NM) – 1:59:38
  2. Andrea Schoellkopf (NM) – 2:00:47
  3. Melissa Miller (NM) – 2:05:09
  4. Amy Collins (NM) – 2:07:01
  5. Rebecca Auge (NM) – 2:10:55

Photo: Courtesy Peggy / allarizonarunningevents.com

Top 5 male

  1. Jess Lilley – 1:41:47
  2. Stephen Jett – 1:48:44
  3. Ed Zanelli (NM) – 1:51:44
  4. Michael Myers – 1:53:24
  5. Logan Hayden – 1:54:30

Complete Honorary Results

Race Reports, Photos, and Video Goodness

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David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

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