Pete Magill takes fourth overall in L.A. Halloween Half-Marathon
First place went to a 30-year-old. Second was an 18-year-old. Then came as 30-year-old. And then WHAT?????? вЂ” 51-year-old Pete Magill. Pete was scary fast at the Los Angeles Halloween Half-Marathon on Sunday, running 13.1 miles in 1 hour, 10 minutes and 19 seconds. That’s only 5 1/2 minutes behind the winner. And in the women’s race, 42-year-old Joanna Zieger was fifth in 1:18:22. The race was won by 36-year-old Mary Akor in 1:14:19, upsetting 39-year-old Olympian Deena Kastor. And yes, I don’t generally blog about roadies. But look who was on the winner’s stand next to Pete: My old Kansas pal Jim Ryun. Used to run a mean mile.