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Bel Air's Tyler Muse wins half marathon over field of more than 5,800

Bel Air's Tyler Muse wins half marathon over field of more than 5,800

Tyler Muse’s performance Sunday in the Shamrock Marathon Weekend in Virginia was perhaps the best of his running career.

Competing in the half marathon, the 25-year-old graduate student from Bel Air finished first, 40 seconds ahead of his nearest challenger in a field of 5,836. His winning time of 1:07:48 was 5 minutes faster than his previous 13.1-miler.

On a flat course in Virginia Beach with no significant headwinds, he led the field through the first 5K in 16:27. He shook off his closest challenger near the 4-mile mark when he quickened the pace to 5:05, 5:00, and 4:55 on three consecutive miles. He passed the 10K mark in 32:01 and finished with an average pace of 5:11 per...

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