Michelle Bertenthal of Mayfield Heights won the master’s division for those at least 40 years old of the Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Half Marathon on Sept. 23.

Bertenthal, 50, finished in 1:26:30/6:37 per mile over the 13-mile course, which attracted 802 women participants.

There were 3,224 total participants, including 1809 women, in the half marathon.

She was the fifth overall female. Bertenthal also competed in the New York City Marathon on Nov. 3, and placed third in her age group out of 2,400 runners.

Her time of 3:09:28 was good for 2,524th place out of 53,508 runners.

Bertenthal is a member of Park Synagogue in Cleveland Heights and Pepper Pike.

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