2013 Cap City Weekend Recap
Joseph Purpura Wins 10th Anniversary Edition of Capital City Half Marathon
Joseph Purpura of Pataskala, Ohio overcame high winds and the effects of a recent surgery yesterday to win the Capital City Half Marathon in 1 hour, 9 minutes.
Purpura, 25, a Watkins Memorial graduate who ran at Alabama and Kent State, earned the first major victory of his young career, entered the 13.1-mile race with low expectations after having surgery for a deviated septum about a month ago.
“I just wanted to go out and run and if I busted, nobody would know, and If I did well, that would be great,” Purpura said. “It is a great feeling to do something like this in your hometown, where you don't have to travel far and you have a lot of friends and family there cheering you on.”
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Mayor Michael B. Coleman Serves as Honorary Race Director
Mayor Michael B. Coleman, who has served as Columbus mayor since 2000 and has been a staunch supporter since the beginning of the Capital City Half Marathon, served as Honorary Race Director of the 10th Anniversary Edition of the Capital City Half Marathon.
Coleman's support in the early planning of the Capital City Half Marathon played a key role in the establishment of the race in 2004 and his support over the past 10 years has helped the race grow from 3,000 runners and walkers in its first year to more than 14,000 in its 10th year.