Doherty, Mazur win Asheville Half at Biltmore

By Karen Chávez

It seems every year, the Asheville Marathon and Biltmore Estate is fighting Mother Nature in one extreme battle or another.

From spitting snow and sub-freezing temps in its inaugural year, in its inaugural year, 2013, to the Saturday, March 12 race with temps hovering near an 80-degree mark, the race has always had its challenges with unpredictable March weather.

But that’s just part of the fun of running!

This year, the half-marathon was sold out with 1,400 runners taking part.

Ethan Doherty, 25, of Fletcher, was the overall winner, in a smoking-fast time of 1:17:36.

The overall winner of the 13.1-mile race was Ann Mazur, 30, (seen here in the photo) of Charlottesville, Virginia, in an equally impressive time of 1:26:10.

Congratulations to everyone who braved the heat Saturday for the fourth annual Asheville Half Marathon at Biltmore

For full results, visit the Asheville Half at Biltmore website.

For a beautiful photo gallery from the race, visit

Source:  Citizen-Times