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Live blog: 2019 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon

Keep up with the biggest moments of the marathon here.

10:52 a.m.:  Congratulations to Matthew Portfield who is the push wheelchair winner of the 2019 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon!

10:42 a.m.: Check out some of the best moments from the finish line of the 2019 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon.

10:34 a.m.: "It's been a tough year, I have had some medical issues and injuries to overcome. Our family sticks together. My husband has been my right-side man and I'm so thankful." 2019 female winner Gina Rouse speaks after winning her fourth Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon.

10:20 a.m.: Local West Knox resident Gina Rouse is the 2019 female winner after crossing the finish line in 2:50:19. That is her fastest time and she is the only woman to win the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon four times.

10:13 a.m.: Congratulations to all the runners participating, including everyone from Channel 10 who finished strong!

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9:55 a.m.: We have a winner! Birhanu Dare crosses the finish line of the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon in 2:24:44.

9:29 a.m.: 10News Chief Meteorologist Todd Howell finished the half-marathon at 1:59:20. He achieved his goal of finishing in fewer than two hours with 40 seconds to spare.

9:08 a.m.: Birhanu Dare was leading the marathon with about a 5:10 pace at Mile 18. Bryan Morseman, who's won two Covenant Health Knoxville marathons in the past, was behind him but could not be seen from the pace car.

8:50 a.m: Jane Bareikis from Chicago won the women's half-marathon. It was her first time ever in Tennessee and just her second year running at all. 

8:40 a.m: Kirigwi Harrison finished second in the men's half-marathon at 1:09:51.

8:39 a.m.: Abu Duriba finished first in the men's half-marathon at 1:09:20.

8:38 a.m.: 10News anchors Robin Wilhoit and John Becker were out cheering on runners on Noelton Hill.

8:34 a.m.: Abu Duriba was leading the men's half-marathon. Duriba registered at noon Saturday.

8:04 a.m.: Kirigwi Harrison (left) and Abu Duriba (right) were leading the men's half marathon. 

8:04 a.m.: Cyclists moved through the Sequoyah Hills neighborhood.

7:30 a.m.: And they're off! Marathon runners started from World's Fair Park to the sound of "Rocky Top."

7:29 a.m.: Team #10Runs, including anchor Brandon Bates, producer Lauren Slome and reporters Cole Sullivan, Stephanie Haines and Marc Sullivan, was ready to go!

Before: Runners prepared for the marathon by going through security and stretching. Food trucks also are set up at on the park lawn for any spectators.

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