Butte’s Rosenleaf, Tippett run to Beaverhead wins

Butte’s Rosenleaf, Tippett run to Beaverhead wins
Beaverhead Marathon

DILLON — Butte runners Donald “Ozzie” Rosenleaf and Chris “Iceman” Tippett ran to victory at the second Beaverhead Marathon Saturday.

Rosenleaf finished the 26.2-mile run in 3 hours, 16 minutes, 8 seconds, topping the field of men’s runners. That is a pace of 7:29 per mile for Rosenleaf, who is on pace to finish his quest to run a marathon in all 50 states later this year.

Jonathan Hockett, 31, of Bozeman placed second at 3:39:04. Butte’s Gary Hoar, 57, took third in 4:05:03.

Kelsie Zitzer, 29, of Dillon was the overall winner with a time of 3:08:54.

Tippett, 62, won the half marathon with a time of 1:35:21. That is a pace of 7:17 miles per minute.

Chance Bernall, 38, whose hometown isn’t listed in the official results, took second in 1:41:45.

Jonna Schwartz, 35, of Clancy won the women’s half marathon in 1:33:30. Christine Miller, whose home town wasn’t listed, placed second in 1:41:57.

Rebecca Smith, 40, finished third at 1:42:23 placed third, while fellow Butte runner Ashley Choquette, 37, took sixth in 1:49:30.

In all, 97 runners competed in the event. Click here for complete results.

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