Smith, Klimek win 26th Hartford Marathon

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Ryan Smith and Marci Klimek are the men's and women's winners of the 26th running of the Hartford Marathon.

The 24-year-old Smith, of Auburn, Maine, crossed the finish line Saturday with an unofficial time of 2:18:25, about 3 minutes off the course record set by Abiyot Endale in 2012.

The 32-year-old Klimek, of Arlington, Massachusetts, finished with an unofficial time of 2:35:20, about 2 minutes off the course record set by Ramilia Burangulova in 2003.

Organizers expected more than 10,000 runners to compete in the annual marathon and its related half-marathon and 5K races.

The marathon began at 8 a.m. near the state Capitol and wound its way through East Hartford and South Windsor before returning to finish under Hartford's Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch.