Former Eagle wins 2013 Atlanta Half Marathon

Emory Athletics | Dec. 2, 2013

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Geraint Davies was the Most Valuable Runner of the Eagles' Cross Country team his senior season.

Geraint Davies, a 2012 graduate of Emory University and former member of the Emory Eagle's Track and Field and Cross Country teams, placed first in the 2013 Atlanta Half Marathon on Thanksgiving morning.

With temperatures at the start in the 20s, marking the coldest Thanksgiving in Atlanta in a century, Davies won the event with a time of 1:09:50. The field of the annual event consisted of more than 11,000 competitors.

Originally from Clarence, N.Y., Davies was the Most Valuable Runner of the Eagles' Cross Country team his senior season, after earning all-region and all-conference honors during the campaign. Davies was also named to the Capital One Academic All-District Track & Field/ Cross Country team during the 2011-12 season.

An annual event, the Atlanta Half Marathon is among the largest half marathons in the United States. The 13.1 course begins and ends at Turner Field, and runs past sites such as Centennial Olympic Park, Atlantic Station, Piedmont Park, Oakland Cemetery and the Olympic Rings.