Manchester Marathon 2016 Results: Men's and Women's Top Finishers

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistApril 10, 2016

Runners compete during the Vienna City Marathon in Vienna, Austria, on April 10, 2016.
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Steven Bayton won the men's race at the 2016 Greater Manchester Marathon, while Kelly Crickmore came home first in the women's race on Sunday. 

The event's Twitter feed provided confirmation of the two results:

Bayton finished in a time of 2:22:34, with Kevin Rojas coming in second. Meanwhile, Crickmore's winning time was 2:48:04, per the event's website.

Here are the results for the top finishers:

Greater Manchester Marathon 2016: Results
Men's RaceWomen's Race
#RunnerTimeRunnerTime
1Steven Bayton02:22:34Kelly Crickmore02:48:04
2Kevin Rojas02:23:03Samantha Amend02:52:07
3Nathan Kilcourse02:25:09Anne Holyland02:52:52
4Dimosthenis Evangelidis02:25:39Gemma Connolly02:53:28
5James Douglas02:26:17Michelle Nolan02:55:18
chiprace.co.uk

Crickmore hailed the "incredible feeling" of coming down the home straight in the lead, per the Manchester Evening News' Chris Slater and Lee Swettenham.

She came through as a convincing winner, too, as her time was over four minutes faster than the next woman to finish.

Bayton's was a slightly tighter victory, as he stayed with the front group from the off, and the Yorkshireman was clearly delighted with his performance, per Slater:

The elite runners were far from the only people in action in Manchester, as swathes of amateurs took part and strong crowds created a terrific atmosphere in the city.

Per Slater, approximately 15,000 runners were involved in this year's race, with competitors taking in parts of Stretford, Urmston, Sale and Altrincham on the 26.3-mile course, as well as Manchester United's famed Old Trafford stadium:

A range of abilities were on show with countless charity runners pounding the streets of Manchester for a variety of causes.

The gruelling nature of the run was eased somewhat by some decent weather and the fans who came out in droves to support all the participants.

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