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Ethan Coffey wins the 2022 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon for the second year in a row, first male to win three times

Ethan Coffey, a 39-year-old Knoxville native, has won the marathon three times. He is the first male to do so.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — For the second year in a row, the winner of the 2022 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon is 39-year-old Ethan Coffey. He is the first male to win the race three times.

Coffey is a Knoxville native and won the marathon in 2021 and 2015.

The 26.2-mile race was a battle between Coffey and 28-year-old Austin Whitelaw. However, Coffey took the lead around mile 20.

According to Coffey, this race marks the end of his marathon career, and he is ending it on a high note.

Coffey's finish time was 2:31:13. He has an average pace of 5:47 minutes per mile. 

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Ethan Coffey crossing the finish line after placing first in the 2022 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon

Caroline Kimble, a 26-year-old from Nashville, was the first woman to cross the marathon finish line. Her finishing time was 3:07:42 and her average pace was 7:01 minutes per mile.

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Alan Carreno from Las Vegas was the winner of the 2022 Covenant Health Knoxville Half Marathon.

Alan Carreno is a 29-year-old from Las Vegas. He came out on top with a finish time of 1:11:42. He had an average pace of 5:29 minutes per mile. 

Joshua Mower, a 29-year-old from Knoxville, was leading during most of the half marathon. However, Carreno passed him towards the end of the race. 

This is the first half marathon Carreno has ever won. He is attempting to do a half marathon in every state and Tennessee is number 18.

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2022 Covenant Health Knoxville Half Marathon winner Alan Carreno

Gina Rouse, a 42-year-old from Knoxville, was the winner of the women's half marathon. She had a finish time of 1:20:03. Her average pace per mile was 6:07 minutes.

Rouse finished ninth overall. She has won the women's full marathon four different times.

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Gina Rouse, the first female to finish the 2022 Covenant Health Half Marathon.

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