Suffolk County Marathon
Marathoners and half-marathoners lined up at 8 a.m. on Sunday moments before their races commenced. Those running the 5k took off at 8:15 a.m.


Suffolk County Marathon


The fourth annual Catholic Health Services’ Suffolk County Marathon involved four races on Sunday — the marathon, half marathon, 5k and relay race — beginning and ending in Patchogue Village accompanied by a Freedom Fest. Friends and family cheered runners on as they crossed the finish line. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone participated for the fourth straight year, alongside members of the 106th Rescue Wing of the New York Air National Guard. This year’s race also featured a County Executive’s Cup, a new trophy eligible only to active duty military personnel who participated in the full marathon. Results for the Military Branch that finished with the top score overall will be announced soon. The winners will now take the trophy back to their base until next year’s race. 

 ~ Randall Waszynski

The results of the 2018 races are as follows:


Male winners:

First place: Boyd Carrington of West Islip, time 2:41:47.3

Second place: Fabian Daza of Fairview, N.J., time 02:42:48.2

Third place: Michael Arnstein of New York City, time 02:43:02.1

Female winners:

First place: Maggie Tursi of Manhasset, time 03:13:06.8

Second place: Kate Mullen-Most of Bayport, time 03:17:59.9

Third place: Leiba Rimler of Brooklyn, time 03:19:38.4


Marathon Relay

First place: Team S.O.S. Sistas of Speed, time 03:13:19.9

Second place: Team Webb Institute, time 03:19:13.5

Third place: Team 106 Rescue Wing HQ, time 03:27:42.1


Half Marathon


Jonathan Toro of Mastic, time 01:17:43.0

Marc Taboga of New York City, time 01:17:53.8

Tim Steiskal of Brookhaven, time 01:18:21.6


Laura Cummings of Bay Shore, time 01:19:03.3

Tara Wilson of West Islip, time 01:24:35.5

Kim Larson of Bayport, time 01:26:48.4




Joshua Jastemski of Medford, time 00:17:51.5

Evgeny Amelchenko of Moscow, N.Y., time 00:18:23.6

Miguel Morastitla of Southampton, time 00:19:07.3


Tara Farrell of East Quogue, time 00:19:33.0

Alanna Hollborn of Islip Terrace, time 00:20:03.0

Jessica Bonati of Patchogue, time 00:22:17.5


5K Wheelchair


Mark Braun of Mountview, Minn., time 00:15:40.8


Lily Steinagle of Wheatley Heights, time 00:28:55.3