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Bill Ling wins inaugural Love Run in Philadelphia

It may have been a dark and rainy Sunday morning, but there was a lot of love in Philadelphia as runners of the inaugural Love Run Half Marathon took to the streets for their 13.1-mile tour of Philadelphia.

Bill Ling wins inaugural Love Run in Philadelphia

It may have been a dark and rainy Sunday morning, but there was a lot of love in Philadelphia as runners of the inaugural Love Run Half Marathon took to the streets for their 13.1-mile tour of Philadelphia.

Nearly 10,000 participants took off from the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and made their way through Center City to a loop along the Schuylkill River on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and back to the finish at the Art Museum.

Bill Ling of Clementon, NJ dominated the race. Leading at the half, he was able to maintain the lead and win with a pace of 1:14:19. Read more about Ling here.

In the female division, Hayley Germack of St. Petersburg, FL took home the win with a time of 1:25:12.

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“I’ve never run in anything like this before,” Germack said of the weather. “Being in the lead, not letting people gain ground was the most challenging part.”

A spin class instructor who missed class today to run, Germack passed on a “hi” to her clients at BodyCycle studio and thanked her coach, Todd Lippin.

Top 10 finishers:

1: Bill Ling - Clementon, NJ - 1:14:19
2: Sean Welleck - Austin TX - 1:15:51
3: David Blitzer - Philadelphia - 1:16:28
4: Jeremy Lynch - Springfield, VA - 1:16:38
5: Andrew MacNeill - Lebanon - 1:17:08
6: Jonathan Cornibe - Philadelphia - 1:17:49
7: James Brophy - Coatesville - 1:18:09
8: Alexander Ochman - Washington Crossing - 1:18:57
9: Aaron Stonestrom - Philadelphia - 1:19:25
10: David Linder - West Chester - 1:19:59

Top 10 female finishers:

1: Hayley Germack - St. Petersburg, FL - 1:25:12
2: Meredith Ungar - Wayne, PA - 1:25:32
3: Michelle Brangan - Sicklerville - 1:26:14
4: Cathleen Balantic - Niantic, CT - 1:27:28
5: Cynthia Bartus - Bethlehem - 1:27:44
6: Allyson Thompson - Holland, PA - 1:28:27
7: Stephanie Sacchetta - North Wales - 1:28:42
8: Emily Babay - Philadelphia - 1:28:55
9: Josephine Ward - Wayne, PA - 1:29:07
10: Danielle McEntee - Havertown - 1:29:17

A special congratulations to Philly.com’s very own Emily Babay who finished 8th overall in the women’s division!

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