Alabama native finishes first in full-marathon, course record set by half-marathon winner

BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) - Hundreds of runners laced up their sneakers and spent Sunday morning traveling along Highway 90 for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon.

More than 500 marathon runners and more than 1,200 half-marathon runners from all over the country took off at 7 a.m., either from Jones Park for the half marathon or Henderson Point for the full marathon.

Finishing the full marathon with the fastest average pace of 5:56 was 43-year-old Josh Whitehead of Madison, Alabama, with a time of just under two hours and 36 minutes.

The first female runner to finish the full marathon this year was Erica Schramm of Las Vegas with a time of just a few seconds over three hours and 10 minutes.

Louden Boudreaux of Harvey, Louisiana, was the first to cross the finish line for the half marathon. The 18-year-old finished in just shy of an hour and 10 minutes, setting a new course record.

Congratulations to our Overall Winner of the Half Marathon, Louden Boudreaux, in a NEW Course Record of 1:09:42.14! WOW!!

Posted by Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon on Sunday, December 12, 2021

The first female finisher for the half marathon was Megan Davis of Biloxi with a time of just over an hour and 31 minutes.

Congratulations to our First Female Finisher in the Half Marathon, Megan Davis, in a time of 1:31:28.74! Yay!!

Posted by Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon on Sunday, December 12, 2021

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