Monumental Mile runners set three new event records

Organizers announce new half-marathon sponso

INDIANAPOLIS -- Three new event records were set Thursday at the third running of the Monumental Mile.

Michael Taylor set a new youth male record of 4:43.2. In the open female division, Anne Portlock set a new event record of 5:23.4. And in the masters male division, Mike Cole set a new record of 4:42.7.

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Organizers also announced Thursday night that the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon had found its first title sponsor: CNO Financial Group.

“There’s no better way to celebrate such monumental news for our organization than by bringing the community together for an evening of fitness and fun,” says Blake Boldon, executive director of the CNO Financial Group Indianapolis Monumental Marathon. "And to have such a high participation and performance in our youth, open, and master’s divisions is a testament to the Indianapolis community.

As part of the race, CNO Financial Group and the Marathon made donations of $150,000 to the IPS Education Foundation, Simon Youth Foundation and Teachers' Treasures.

Organizers estimated the economic impact of the 2015 Indianapolis Monumental Marathon at $8.4 million.

See the full winners list below:

  • Youth Male – Michael Taylor, 4:43.2 (New Record)
  • Youth Female – Kendall Mann, 5:57.6
  • Open Male – Nicholas Heller, 4:43.0
  • Open Female – Anne Portlock, 5:23.4 (New Record)
  • Masters Male – Mike Cole, 4:42.7 (New Record)
  • Masters Female – Chikage Castle, 5:43.2
  • Elite Male – Tom Anderson, 4:05.7
  • Elite Female – Kristina Perkins, 4:53.7
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