Andrew Tuttle and Sadie James win the titles of the 38th Sugar Loaf Marathon

CARRABASSETT VALLEY – With steady cloud cover and temperatures in the 60s providing welcome relief from Saturday’s heat, Andrew Tuttle, 26, of Alton, New Hampshire, won the 38th Sugarloaf Marathon today in two hours , thirty-four minutes and forty-eight seconds. . 26-year-old Sadie James, a native of Maine from Phillips, won the women’s title with a time of 2:56.29.

Tuttle held off second-place finisher Christopher Free of Virginia Beach, VA, who finished under three minutes with a time of 2:37.14. Chris Ritchie, a 39-year-old from Stratham, NH, rounded out the top three men with a time of 2:38.21.

In the women’s division, Kate Edwards, 26, of Amherst, Massachusetts, took second place with a time of 2:57.53, while Lila Gaudrault, 19, of Cape Elizabeth, took third in 2:58.36.

In the 15k, 24-year-old Aaron Willingham of Portland led the men’s field with a time of 48:32 – nearly four minutes ahead of runner-up Jonny Wilson, 34, of Falmouth. On the women’s side, Heather Gallant, 41, of Wayne, defended her 15k title with a time of 55:31, more than five minutes ahead of Sarah Walker, 28, of Princeton, New Jersey, who finished second.

About 1,100 runners took part in what was the first Sugar Loaf Marathon and 15km since 2019, after the 2020 and 2021 races were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sponsored by Landry French Construction Company and Darling’s, the Sugarloaf Marathon is Maine’s oldest continuously held marathon. As an official Boston Marathon qualifying race certified by the United States Track and Field Association (USATF), the Sugarloaf Marathon is very popular among running enthusiasts. Despite its mountainous setting, the course is mostly downhill and ends with a gradual descent of 16 miles. Marathon runners regularly set personal bests at Sugarloaf.

One hundred percent of marathon sponsor dollars go to the Sugarloaf Region Charitable Trust, which is a private, not-for-profit trust dedicated to improving the quality of life for the communities that make up the Sugarloaf Region. The 2019 marathon resulted in a donation of over $20,000 for the Trust, which was distributed to deserving organizations in the Sugarloaf area.

The top three men and women in each race received cash prizes and all participants received a t-shirt, post-race breakfast, massage and a finisher medal.

Click here to see the full results of both races.

Click here to download high resolution photos of the event.

For more information on the Sugar Loaf Marathon, please visit www.sugarloaf.com/marathon.


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