Disney Princess Half Marathon 2015 Results: Men's and Women's Top Finishers

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistFebruary 22, 2015

Photo by: Angelo Cavalli/Robert Harding /AP Images
Angelo Cavalli/Robert Harding/Associated Press

On Sunday morning, the Disney Princess Half Marathon—a 13.1-mile run through the Magic Kingdom and Epcot theme parks at Disney World in Orlando, Florida—got underway, as Disney princesses cheered on the runners. 

Below, you'll find the leaderboard for the top men's and women's finishers, as well as a recap of the day's action.

Results

2015 Princess Half Marathon Men's Results
PositionNameTimeDifferential
1MELVIN RIVERA MORALES1:28:23.65+0:00
2ERIC ANDERSON1:29:01.80+0:38.15
3DAVID SHORT1:29:12.93+0:49.28
4DAVID COLMAN1:29:58.68+1:35.03
5MICHAEL WEST1:31:18.90+2:55.25
6YUTAKA SHIRAI (JAPAN)1:31:47.32+3:23.67
7TROY MAKSYMETZ1:32:54.12+4:30.47
8BRADEN MIMS1:33:50.10+5:26.45
9CHRISTOPER LANCASTER1:34:15.78+5:52.13
20CHARLIE ST. CYR-PAUL1:34:15.88+5:52.23
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2015 Princess Half Marathon Women's Results
PositionNameTimeDifferential
1LAUREN PASSELL1:22:58.42+0:00
2HEATHER SCHULZ1:23:27.75+0:29.33
3MARIELA ORTIZ1:23:45+0:46.58
4KARA LEONARD1:23:59.67+1:01.25
5LYNN BAIONE1:24:58.73+2:00.31
6GEORGANNE WATSON1:26:13.16+3:14.74
7KRISTA MUELLER1:27:00.25+4:01.83
8REBECCA FILLIPO1:28:10.24+5:11.82
9JENNIFER DONNELLY1:28:28.82+5:30.40
10STEPHANIE HUGHES1:28:42.69+5:44.27
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Recap

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Lauren Passell crossed the finish line first overall on Sunday, finishing with an impressive time of one hour, 22 minutes and 58 seconds. She led the pack of female finishers, as eight women crossed the line before the top male finisher, Melvin Rivera Morales, finished in one hour, 28 minutes and 23 seconds. 

Heather Schulz came in second for the women, 29 seconds behind Passell, while Mariela Ortiz finished third, just 46 seconds off the pace. Eric Anderson was second for the men, with David Short rounding out the top three on the male side.

Of course, a huge part of the fun in a race such as this is the atmosphere and environment created around the event. And the runners traversing the course through the Magic Kingdom and Epcot sections of the famous park had quite the setting to enjoy as they competed, as Run Disney shared on Twitter:

Runners also had quite the greeting party as they finished the race:

Meanwhile, Jenn Fickley-Baker, a social media manager for Walt Disney World, ran into quite the pair during her run:

And so the Disney Princess Half Marathon had something for everyone. For the more competitive runners, it was a chance to prove their merit against some other excellent competitors in the half-marathon run. For the less competitive folks, it was a chance to run through the famous park and take in the various sights and mascots gathered along the course.

The next event in the Run Disney series will be the Expedition Everest Challenge on May 2, a combination of a 5K obstacle run and scavenger hunt.

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