Locals among top finishers in St. Jude Memphis Marathon

WREG's Jessica Gertler waves to the crowd as she runs along Riverside Drive in the St. Jude Memphis Marathon on Saturday.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two women from Lakeland and Memphis, and a Germantown man, were top-three finishers in Saturday’s St. Jude Memphis Marathon.

Scott McNeil, 48, placed third in the men’s marathon with a time of 2:47:41. Garang Madut of Lebanon, Tennessee was first.

Teresa Allman, 42, came in second in the women’s marathon with a time of 3:06:32; Kirsten Scheel, 28, was third with a time of 3:15:18. Taylor Hoover Matecki of Pueblo West, Colorado came in first place.

More than 26,000 runners — including WREG’s own Jessica Gertler and Troy Washington — took part in the 17th annual St. Jude Memphis Marathon on Saturday, along with 40,000 spectators and 4,000 volunteers.

It’s the largest single-day fundraising event for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Results for all participants will be posted here when they are available.

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