LITTLE ROCK AR -(KTHV) The male winner of the 2013 Little Rock Marathon is two-time winner and defending champion Mark Chepses, 36, of Des Moines, Iowa. Chepses finished with a time of 2:19:45, that's 04:22 faster than his 2011 winning time of 2:24:07. He also won last year with a time of 2:29:42.
The female winner was Helen Rotich, 33, of Manor, Texas. She won her second Little Rock Marathon with a time of 2:47:12. Rotich also won the 2008 Little Rock Marathon.
Both runners said the hardest part of the marathon was dealing with the cold weather.