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Local runners race well at Sentara Colonial Half Marathon

Six Williamsburg runners among the top 13 men, a rare multiple race winner and a rare age-group record for the women highlighted Sunday’s 39th annual Sentara Colonial Half Marathon, held under unusually warm conditions.

Will Christian, 34, of Norfolk joined a select group of runners as a multiple winner of the half marathon. He won in 2016 in 1:11:46 (the slowest winning time ever) under warm conditions, sunny and a high of 66 degrees, then won again this year under even hotter conditions (a high of 75, although under overcast skies, and low humidity), but a faster time, 1:10:27. The only other multiple men’s winners have been Canadian Gordon Christie in 1987 and ’88, and three-time...