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Atlanta-area residents win Publix Ga. Marathon

Atlanta-area residents win Publix Ga. Marathon

ATLANTA -- Sunday's Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon was an enormous success, with more than 16,000 racers running up and down the streets of Atlanta.

A local resident won first place in the marathon. Malcolm Campbell of Marietta earned a time of 2:26:11. He improved upon his time of 2:31:26 in the Atlanta Marathon last October, where he finished second.

"It was a tremendously challenging course," Campbell said after Sunday's race. "The weather was a huge help for the runners today."

Jill Horst of Rome won her second consecutive Publix Georgia Marathon women's first place with a time of 2:54:24.

Atlanta resident Andrew Heath placed first in the half marathon with a time of 1:09:55. Justyna Mudy of Rome won the women's half marathon at 1:18:50.

Renovation approved for Bogan Aquatic Center

Renovation approved for Bogan Aquatic Center

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- A major renovation of the Bogan Park Aquatic Center was approved by the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday.

A Gwinnett County official said the 15-year-old park will get new roof panels, new HVAC and filtration systems, and locker room improvements which will boost operational and energy efficiencies.

Along with two indoor swimming pools, a competition pool and a family leisure pool, the center also includes opportunities for swimming lessons, areas to swim laps, a water playground, lazy river and water slide.

As Gwinnett County reported, funds for the renovation work come from a 2005 SPLOST program. Bryson Construction Inc. received $3.15 million to use towards plans for the facility. The work will begin when the center closes in February, and is expected to be completed in September.

Kennesaw, S.C. residents win Atlanta Marathon

Kennesaw, S.C. residents win Atlanta Marathon

ATLANTA -- Nearly 2,500 people hit the streets of Atlanta Saturday for this year's Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay.

Kennesaw resident Reuben Mwei was the clear winner of the marathon. He broke through the tape at 2:23:25, more than eight minutes before the second place finisher, to take home the $1,000 grand prize.

Saturday's race was the 26 year old's first-ever marathon. He also won the Allstate Life Insurance Atlanta 13.1 Marathon on Oct. 7 with a time of 1:09:12.

The second man to cross the finish line was Marietta resident Malcolm Campbell, 41, whose final time was 2:31:26. Twenty-nine-year-old Justin Gillette of Goshen, Ind., winner of the 2011 Atlanta Marathon, placed third with a time of 2:36:27.

No. 246 hosts weekly ping pong tournaments

No. 246 hosts weekly ping pong tournaments

DECATUR, Ga. -- Every Sunday starting at 4:30 p.m., No. 246 in Decatur hosts ping pong tournaments in the restaurant’s backyard area. During this time, the restaurant offers a small snack menu along with discounted beverages for ping pong players.

Beers such as Yuengling, Dale’s Pale Ale, North Coast PranQster Golden Ale and 21st Amendment “Brew Free or Die” IPA are offered at the discounted price of $3 to $6. One ounce shots of rye whiskey and Fernet Branca are also available for $3 apiece.