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35,000 runners participate in Rock 'N' Roll Marathon on Las Vegas Strip

PHOTOS: Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in Las Vegas | 2018
Posted at 7:31 AM, Nov 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-18 08:28:44-05

UPDATE NOV. 18: Approximately 35,000 registered runners from age 12 to 78 took to the Las Vegas Strip for the 11th running of the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon. The biggest and best night running event in the world gave runners a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to run under the lights of the famed Las Vegas Boulevard, serving as the only private event to shut down The Strip At Night.

In the marathon, Tommy Rivers Puzey (Flagstaff, Ariz.) took first-place, clocking a time of 02:28:04. Jacob Krolick (Canyon, Texas) was second with a time of 02:31:25 and Meng-Tsung Chu (Colorado Spring, Colo.) followed in third place finishing in 02:32:09. Heather Bray (Amsterdam, NLD) was the women’s champion with a final time of 03:13:00 with Emily Rollins (Franklin, Tenn.) next behind her at 03:19:42 and Jennifer Creps (Hilliard, Ohio) rounded out the podium in 3:25:11.

In the half marathon, Tyler Day (Flagstaff, Ariz.) took the crown with a 01:03:48 effort. Harvey Edward Nelson (Flagstaff, Ariz.) earned second with a time of 01:03:55 while third-place went to Patrick Rizzo (Colorado Springs, Colo.) with a time of 01:07:15. Brittney Feivor (Scottsdale, Ariz.) won the women’s race with a time of 01:13:20. In second-place was Angie Nickerson (Cedar City, Utah) in a time of 01:17:25 and Jessie Vickers (Portland, Ore.) rounding out the podium with a time of 01:17:46

The weekend of running kicked off on Saturday evening with the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas 5K presented by Brooks. Participants of all distances, along with their family and friends were treated to an unforgettable performance from GRAMMY-nominated and Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter, Kesha when she took to the Finish Line Festival stage following the 5K presented by Brooks.

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- The annual Humana Rock 'N' Roll Marathon will bring an estimated 35,000 runners to the Las Vegas Strip Sunday afternoon.

INTERACTIVE MAP: Road closures, detours for Rock 'N' Roll Marathon

Officials will close the strip to allow for the marathon route on roads between Fremont Street and Russell Road from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The routes will be re-opened as the final runners pass, so. officials said there isn't an exact time for traffic to begin flowing again.

According to a release, the Humana Rock 'N' Roll Marathon is the only private event to close the Strip at night.