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Brian Falcone, 40, of Pleasant Prairie won the Wisconsin Marathon on Saturday with a time of 2 hours, 42 minutes and 7 seconds.

Brian Falcone was right at home Saturday morning in the Wisconsin Marathon.

The veteran runner and Pleasant Prairie native finished first out of 364 entrants in the 26.2-mile full marathon, clocking a time of 2 hours, 42 minutes and 7 seconds in the race along Kenosha’s lakefront.

Falcone, 40, is a board member for the Kenosha Running Club.

Falcone finished just over two minutes ahead of 19-year-old Takehiro Murai. The Minneapolis native was second in 2:44.23.

Rounding out the top five were Michael Gramajo, 35, of Chicago (2:49.18), Nicholas Hanson, 36, of Kalamazoo, Mich., (2:50.38) and Daniel Ray, 28, of Arlington, Va. (2:53.38).

Ryan Hughett, 34, of Kenosha just missed the top five, placing sixth in 2:56.10.

The top female finisher was Racine’s Lisa Johnson, who placed 14th overall with a time of 3:01.01.

In the 13.1-mile half marathon, the top finisher was 30-year-old Elias Rutto of Sun Prairie, who posted a time of 1:10.02. The top county finisher was Kenosha’s Brett Heimstead, 34, who placed 10th in 1:19.53.

Oconomowoc’s Andrea Berke, 30, was the top female finisher in the half marathon and placed 16th overall with a time of 1:26.44.

There were 896 entrants in the half marathon.

The 5-kilometer, meanwhile, featured 248 entrants.

Finishing first was Esay Kipyuto, 23, of Sun Prairie, who crossed the finish line in 18:12.

Pleasant Prairie’s Jose Wence, 39, was the top county finisher, placing third in 18:47.

Jessica Rangel of Aurora, Ill., 38, was the top female finisher in the 5K, crossing fifth overall with a time of 20:00.

Mike Johnson

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