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Area Runners Fly Fast in Philly

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Darien’s Brad Wellington finished fifth among 244 Connecticut runners and broke the three-hour mark for the first time Sunday in the Philadelphia Marathon.

Wellington ran 2:57:57 and finished 30th in the 35-39 age group. Wellington was 225th overall in field of 10,181 finishers. The top county runner was Ridgefield’s Bryan Kovalsky, who ran 2:35:42 and finished 30th overall.

Stamford’s Gavasker Manayath ran 3:14:51 and was 604th overall, and 54th in the men’s 40-44 age group.

The top area woman was Westport’s Catherine Galin, who ran 3:19:28 and was 18th among women 40-44.

Some other top finishes included George Nelson of Cos Cob, who ran 3:27:18 and was 13th among men 55-59. Darien’s Scott Harrison ran 3:27:30 and was 14th in the same age group. Complete results are available online .

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