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More than 7,000 runners participated in the Long Island Marathon’s various races last weekend, including the 13.1 half marathon, pictured above.
Thousands compete in L.I.’s biggest race
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William Schefer, 23, of Old Brookville finished first overall.

Runners wound their way through Central Nassau streets last weekend, as more than 7,000 took part in the Long Island Marathon events. The full marathon began in Uniondale and concluded in East Meadow’s Eisenhower Park.

William Schefer, 23, of Old Brookville, was the winner of the 26.2-mile marathon, completing the race in 2 hours and 31 minutes. Tara Farrell, 35, of East Quogue, was the first female finisher at 3 hours and 5 minutes.

Brandon Abasolo, 23, of Long Beach, won the half marathon, clocking in at 1 hour and 13 minutes. Tara Wilson, 37, of West Islip, ran the race in 1 hour and 26 minutes, tops among women.

Seven East Meadow runners ran the full marathon, the top finisher being Fillipo Pannella, 54, at 4 hours and 12 minutes. The top local half marathoner was Sean Tedesco, 38, at 1 hour and 26 minutes, finishing 37th overall among men. Jillian Bauza Buglione finished in 1 hour and 37 minutes, 27th among women.

Top marathon finishers


  • William Schefer, 23, Old Brookville: 2:31:24
  • Oz Pearlman, 31, New York: 2:32:04
  • Boyd Carrington, 41, Amityville: 2:36:28
  • Julio Sauce, 42, Brooklyn: 2:39:13
  • Scott Ulberg, 25, Brooklyn: 2:44:06


  • Tara Farrell, 35, East Quogue: 3:05:51
  • Nikki Tillekens, 26, New York: 3:23:04
  • Jazmin Abraham, 32, Nutley, NJ: 3:24:13
  • Juliene Bell-Smith, 43, Mount Vernon: 3:25:26
  • Erin Hub, 19, Woodsboro, MD: 3:27:34


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