Runners from roughly 40 states represented at Prairie Fire Marathon


WICHITA, Kansas (KSNW) – Thousands of runners hit the streets of Wichita on Sunday for the Prairie Fire Marathon. The 26.2 mile race is a USATF Certified competition and a Boston Marathon Qualifier.

Marathon winners included:
Men’s division: Robert Gititu (Morristown NJ) 2:24:46
Women’s division: Svetlana Pretot (Morristown, NJ) 2:50:34
*45-year-old Pretot broke her age division’s “state-record” time

Half marathon winners:
Men’s division: Hillary Too (Morristown, NJ) 1:03:28
Women’s division: Tonya Nero (Wichita, KS) 1:17:37
*Nero is an ex-Wichita State runner

Mayor’s 5K winners:
Men’s division: Asher Fusco (Long Island City, NY) 15:51
Women’s division: Cindy Blakely-Camero (Westwood, KS) 19:43

Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission President/CEO Bob Hanson told KSN-TV, “We had 1,100 volunteers and we probably have 20,000 people in the village and along the course watching the race.” Hanson added, “We had runners from 40 states and I think four foreign countries this year.”