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Bellingham women sweep titles at Seattle Marathon

Bellingham Distance Project running club members Amber Morrison, left, and Courtney Olsen run at Boulevard Park in preparation for the 2014 Chicago Marathon. Morrison won the 2016 Seattle Marathon women’s title Sunday, while Olsen was the top finisher in the half marathon.
Bellingham Distance Project running club members Amber Morrison, left, and Courtney Olsen run at Boulevard Park in preparation for the 2014 Chicago Marathon. Morrison won the 2016 Seattle Marathon women’s title Sunday, while Olsen was the top finisher in the half marathon. eabell@bhamherald.com

Two Bellingham Distance Project Running Club members worked off their Thanksgiving dinners and came out on top at Sunday’s Seattle Marathon.

Amber Morrison won the women’s marathon with a time of 2 hours, 55 minutes, 10 seconds. Elizabeth Bigelow of Twin Falls, Idaho, finished second at 2:59:25.

Courtney Olsen finished first in the women’s half marathon with a time of 1:21:24, beating second-place Jen Moroz (1:23:26) of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Kota Reichert of Palo Alto, Calif., won the men’s marathon in 2:33:58.

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