Sorrick wins in his first-ever half marathon; Denver’s Jenn Berry is top woman finisher among sold out field of more than 18,000 runners - LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (November 9, 2014) – In his first attempt at running a half marathon, Chris Sorrick of Tampa raced away with the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon on Saturday night at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando,
With a winning time of 1 hour, 17 minutes, 39 seconds, Sorrick, 21, finished more than a minute ahead of second-place finisher Cliff Gerber of East Brunswick, NJ (1:18:55) and nearly two minutes in front of third-place finisher Jerry Lawson of Jacksonville, Fl.. The only challenge Sorrick faced was a steady rain that made the 13.1-mile course a little slick.
“It was pretty slippery in some areas so you had to be really careful,’’ Sorrick. “But I just kept going and going.’’